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or hink·ty

adjective, hinc·ti·er, hinc·ti·est. Slang.
  1. conceited or snobbish.
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Origin of hincty

1920–25; of obscure origin; compare-cty in dicty


or hin·key, hink·ty, hinc·ty

adjective, hin·ki·er, hin·ki·est. Slang.
  1. acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
  2. suspicious: Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
  3. snobbish; haughty.
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Origin of hinky

First recorded in 1920–25; origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for hincty


"conceited," by 1924 in U.S. black slang. Cf. obsolete Scottish hichty (c.1500), considered an alteration of height-y.

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