hinky
adjective (hinkier; -est) Etymology: alteration of argot hincty suspicious Date: 1956 1. slang nervous, jittery 2. slang suspicious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hinky — /hingˈki/ (US sl) adjective (hinkˈier; hinkˈiest) 1. Anxious 2. Arousing suspicion ORIGIN: Scot henk, hink a limp, hesitation …   Useful english dictionary

  • hinky — adjective a) Acting suspiciously; strange, unusual; acting in a manner as if having something to hide, or seemingly crooked. I thought he might be acting hinky. b) Suspicious (of something). Theres nothing hinky about this …   Wiktionary

  • hinky — I adj Nervous. Riding so fast in a car driven by a knucklehead left Clara a little hinky. 1950s II adj Questionable, suspicious; unreliable, out of whack. The car got hinky and Chad had to put in a new radiator. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hinky — The right way to spell hinkie. :) Something that is out of whack, just a bit off, wrong, confused, suspect. His directions were a bit hinky, no? That milk taste hinky to you? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • hinky — The right way to spell hinkie. :) Something that is out of whack, just a bit off, wrong, confused, suspect. His directions were a bit hinky, no? That milk taste hinky to you? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Hinky — …   Wikipedia

  • HINKY — Heineken, N, V, (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • hinky — adj American 1. inspiring doubt or suspicion; of uncer tain loyalty, origin, etc. This term of unknown derivation is roughly equivalent to the British dodgy 2. cute and/or neat …   Contemporary slang

  • hinky — adj. dishonest; suspicious, nervous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hinky — adjective (hinkier, hinkiest) N. Amer. informal dishonest or suspect. Origin 1950s: of obscure origin …   English new terms dictionary

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