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 hinky
My companion and I felt that while we were "getting" Hinky Dink, he was not failing to "get" us.
I only mean that I had always thought of Hinky Dink as a fictitious personage.
I experienced a somewhat similar emotion in Chicago on being introduced to Hinky Dink.
I'll tell you what happens: some city editor sends a kid reporter to get a story about Hinky Dink.
"Hinky Dink" saw him, paid for a week's lodging at the Mills Hotel, and gave him money for meals each day.The Nation Behind Prison Bars
George L. Herr