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gink

[gingk]
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noun Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a person; fellow.

Origin of gink

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for gink

Historical Examples

  • Had a gink in soup to fish with her that looked like real money.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • All the same, if that gink hasn't jumped town, I'll arrest him.

  • Whoever the 'Gink's' against you can bet all you have is straight.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

  • Until the mayor and Sweeney stepped in the 'Gink' had everything his own way.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

  • If the department is as rotten as Gibson says it is then you can blame it on the 'Gink.'

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson


British Dictionary definitions for gink

gink1

noun
  1. slang a man or boy, esp one considered to be odd

Word Origin

C20: of unknown origin

gink2

noun NZ informal
  1. a look, especially a brief one, at somethinɡ
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