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blinking

[ bling-king ]
/ ˈblɪŋ kɪŋ /
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adjective, adverb Chiefly British.

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

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Origin of blinking

First recorded in 1910–15; blink + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM blinking

blink·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for blinking

blinking
/ (ˈblɪŋkɪŋ) /

adjective, adverb

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