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noun Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a person; fellow.
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Origin of gink

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for ginks

Historical Examples of ginks

  • That is if you ginks are picked out to go with me in the plane.

    Secrets of the Andes

    James H. Foster

  • And I don't believe these ginks in the mines have electric searchlights to lug around with them!

  • "But the ginks on the mountain will pick us off pretty lively as we hit the trail down the slope here," said a thoughtful voice.

    The Bells of San Juan

    Jackson Gregory

  • I would give a good round sum for a real first-class thunderstorm; and, by ginks!

    In Search of El Dorado

    Harry Collingwood

  • Ar'nold of Benthuysen, disguised as a beggar, and called "Ginks."

British Dictionary definitions for ginks


  1. slang a man or boy, esp one considered to be odd
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Word Origin for gink

C20: of unknown origin


noun NZ informal
  1. a look, especially a brief one, at somethinɡ
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