gink
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1906 slang person, guy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gink — gink; gink·go; gink·go·ace·ae; gink·go·ales; gink·go·ites; gink·go·aceous; …   English syllables

  • gink — ☆ gink [giŋk ] n. [< ? dial. gink, a trick (> Scot ginkie, term of reproach applied to a woman)] Slang a man or boy, esp. one seen as odd …   English World dictionary

  • gink — noun a) A foolish or contemptible man. a calm, responsible looking gink b) a fellow; person …   Wiktionary

  • Gink — 1. (older slang) silly person; 2. look: Have a gink at this (nasalised variant of geek a look) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gink — Australian Slang 1. (older slang) silly person; 2. look: Have a gink at this (nasalised variant of geek a look) …   English dialects glossary

  • gink — n 1. an awkward, ugly, foolish or clumsy person. The word is at least 100 years old in Britain and America, but its origin is obscure; it may be an invention, or derive from either Scottish dialect or Turkish or Arabic via Romany. Before the… …   Contemporary slang

  • gink — off gink [[t]gɪŋk[/t]] n. sts sl. a person or fellow, esp. one thought of as stupid or eccentric • Etymology: 1905–10, amer.; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • gink — I. /gɪŋk/ (say gingk) noun Colloquial a look: have a gink at this. {variant of geek1} II. /gɪŋk/ (say gingk) noun Colloquial a silly person. {British dialect geck, geke, a fool, simpleton} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gink — /gingk/, n. Slang (sometimes disparaging and offensive). person; fellow. [1905 10, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • gink — n. (Slang) awkward man; guy; fellow (usually strange, not intelligent or clumsy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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