verb (used without object)
- to withdraw from or refuse to support a project, activity, scheme, etc.; renege: He said he'd lend me his motorcycle, but he finked out.
- to become untrustworthy.
- finitely additive function,
- fink out,
- finland, gulf of,
Origin of fink
Examples from the Web for fink
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.Wall Street CEOs Say It’s The Best of Times and The Worst of Times|Daniel Gross|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fink sat, meanwhile, in Anton's room, amusing himself with rallying his friend.
Now this last circumstance was true, and Anton had chanced to mention it to Fink among other of his childish recollections.
"Certainly, if it be any satisfaction to you;" and Fink was summoned.
Fink acts his part in the author's philosophy as a contrast to the Baron von Rothsattel.
I fink the writing says, Miss Daisy Ransom, with somebody's respects.Nellie's Housekeeping|Joanna Mathews
Word Origin for fink
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.