- jinks, prankish or frolicsome activities.
- British Dialect. chink2
Origin of jink
Examples from the Web for jinks
By jinks, you don't think another war will come on, do you, Mr. Blue?The Hindered Hand
Sutton E. Griggs
"Upstairs, curling her hair," shouted the child who was known by the name of Jinks.A True Friend
Next, the office, with Jinks at the typewriter and Ned at the desk, was photographed.The Blue Birds' Winter Nest
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The Jinks Club was having its weekly meeting, and all of the members were present.
So, as they were all agreed on this, the Jinks Club was started.
- boisterous or mischievous play (esp in the phrase high jinks)
- to move swiftly or jerkily or make a quick turn in order to dodge or elude
- a jinking movement
Word Origin and History for jinks
"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.
Idioms and Phrases with jinks
see high jinks.