fink stresses the need for Nigeria to train and deploy women into more prominent law enforcement roles.
fink ran through a litany of concerns: China, Japan, “the nonsense in Washington,” the Federal Reserve.
First Anton, then fink, looked through the glass at the opening into the wood.
I should fink she could ride now, and not tumble over so much.
"The matter is settled," said fink to Anton, on the return of the latter.
fink was good tem to stea' from him, an' getta his go' an' sivver.
fink gave the alarm to his laborers, and sent a message to the forester and to the new farm.
"I'll try and fink of something for you," said Poppy gravely.
But I fink Grandpapa and Grandmamma will be so very pleased to have us that they won't care whose fault it was.
And when I told him he replied: "I fink I can get 'em done at harf-price nah."
1902, of uncertain origin, possibly from German Fink "a frivolous or dissolute person," originally "finch;" the German word also had a sense of "informer" (cf. stool pigeon). The other theory traces it to Pinks, short for Pinkerton agents, the private police force hired to break up the 1892 Homestead strike. As a verb, 1925 in American English slang. Related: Finked; finking.
[origin unknown; perhaps fr Pink, ''a Pinkerton agent engaged in strike-breaking,'' or fr German Fink, ''finch,'' a university students' term for a student who did not join in dueling and drinking societies; first sense said to have been used during the Homestead Strike of 1892; fifth noun sense was unaccountably revived in the early 1960s]