wink·​er ˈwiŋ-kər How to pronounce winker (audio)
: one that winks
: a horse's blinder

Examples of winker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucille later gives not one but two winks to Michael (Jason Bateman: also an accomplished winker). Denise Martin, Vulture, 25 Mar. 2021 Winker wound up going 1 for 3 with a walk and his first career home run in Cincinnati’s 9-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Zach Buchanan,, 1 Aug. 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'winker.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of winker was in 1549

Dictionary Entries Near winker

Cite this Entry

“Winker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!