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hinky

or hin·key, hink·ty, hinc·ty

[hing-kee]
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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
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  • My companion and I felt that while we were "getting" Hinky Dink, he was not failing to "get" us.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • I only mean that I had always thought of Hinky Dink as a fictitious personage.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • I experienced a somewhat similar emotion in Chicago on being introduced to Hinky Dink.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • I'll tell you what happens: some city editor sends a kid reporter to get a story about Hinky Dink.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • "Hinky Dink" saw him, paid for a week's lodging at the Mills Hotel, and gave him money for meals each day.