I'll tell you what happens: some city editor sends a kid reporter to get a story about hinky Dink.
I only mean that I had always thought of hinky Dink as a fictitious personage.
I experienced a somewhat similar emotion in Chicago on being introduced to hinky Dink.
"hinky Dink" saw him, paid for a week's lodging at the Mills Hotel, and gave him money for meals each day.
My companion and I felt that while we were "getting" hinky Dink, he was not failing to "get" us.
He went on a hunt for the old friend "hinky Dink" down in the first ward.
nervous or suspicious; acting suspiciously
The teenagers were acting hinky.
alteration of hincty
Suspicious; curious: Something hinky is going down/ driver of the pimpmobile looks hinky
[1970s+; origin unknown]