or hin·key, hink·ty, hinc·ty
- 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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Examples from the Web for hinkey
"The fellow who did it said it was an accident," replied Hinkey, with an ugly leer.
"I'm listening," growled Hinkey, his whole carriage slouching.
"It's your affair—your battle, Hinkey," replied the leader grimly.
This claim Hinkey was given a fair opportunity to prove, but he failed to do so.
He had never seen Hinkey play football, but he had read much about him.Football Days
William H. Edwards