or hink·ty

[ hingk-tee ]
/ ˈhɪŋk ti /

adjective, hinc·ti·er, hinc·ti·est. Slang.

conceited or snobbish.

Origin of hincty

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

Definition for hincty (2 of 2)


or hin·key, hink·ty, hinc·ty

[ hing-kee ]
/ ˈhɪŋ ki /

adjective, hin·ki·er, hin·ki·est. Slang.

acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
suspicious: Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
snobbish; haughty.

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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