noun Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.

a person; fellow.

Origin of gink

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gink

Historical Examples of gink

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for gink




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

Word Origin for gink

C20: of unknown origin



noun NZ informal

a look, especially a brief one, at somethinɡ
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