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.

Nearby words

  1. hingham,
  2. hingis,
  3. hinglish,
  4. hinkle,
  5. hinkty,
  6. hinny,
  7. hinoki cypress,
  8. hinsdale,
  9. hinshelwood,
  10. hint

Origin of hinky

First recorded in 1920–25; origin unknown

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