I. noun Etymology: Dutch; akin to Middle Low German kinke kink Date: 1678 1. a short tight twist or curl caused by a doubling or winding of something upon itself 2. a. a mental or physical peculiarity ; eccentricity, quirk b. whim 3. a clever unusual way of doing something 4. a cramp in some part of the body 5. an imperfection likely to cause difficulties in the operation of something 6. unconventional sexual taste or behavior II. verb Date: 1697 intransitive verb to form a kink transitive verb to make a kink in

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