blinking

[ bling-king ]
/ ˈblɪŋ kɪŋ /

adjective, adverb Chiefly British.

(used as an intensifier): He's a blinking idiot.

Origin of blinking

First recorded in 1910–15; blink + -ing2
Related formsblink·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for blinking (2 of 2)

blink

[ blingk ]
/ blɪŋk /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of blink

1250–1300; Middle English blinken (v.), variant of blenken to blench1; cognate with Dutch, German blinken
SYNONYMS FOR blink
1 See wink1.
8 overlook, disregard, avoid, condone.
9 wink, flicker, twinkle, flutter.
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British Dictionary definitions for blinking (1 of 2)

blinking

/ (ˈblɪŋkɪŋ) /

adjective, adverb

informal (intensifier)a blinking fool; a blinking good film

British Dictionary definitions for blinking (2 of 2)

blink

/ (blɪŋk) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for blink

C14: variant of blench 1; related to Middle Dutch blinken to glitter, Danish blinke to wink, Swedish blinka
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Idioms and Phrases with blinking

blink


see on the blink.

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