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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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hinkey

Historical Examples of hinkey

  • "The fellow who did it said it was an accident," replied Hinkey, with an ugly leer.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants

    H. Irving Hancock

  • "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