- jinks, prankish or frolicsome activities.
- British Dialect. chink2
Origin of jink
1690–1700; variant of dial. chink to gasp violently; compare Old English cincung boisterous laughter
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Examples from the Web for jink
"You jink from ambuscade to ambuscade of phrase like a fox," I cried.John Splendid
You'll have to pay me back when you get your next month's jink, remember.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Blink, Swink and Jink said, “He wants a 106 crooked hat put on straight.”
The first ones to make up after the fuss were Jink and Junk.
Jink, here, has a theory that it's some escapee from the paper-doll factory, with a machete.Police Operation
H. Beam Piper
- to move swiftly or jerkily or make a quick turn in order to dodge or elude
- a jinking movement
C18: of Scottish origin, imitative of swift movement
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Word Origin and History for jink
"to wheel or fling about in dancing," 1715, Scottish, of unknown origin. As a noun, 1786, "act of eluding," probably from the verb in the sense "elude" (1774). For high jinks, see hijinks.
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