/ (dʒɪŋks) /

pl n
  1. boisterous or mischievous play (esp in the phrase high jinks)

Origin of jinks

C18: of unknown origin

Words Nearby jinks

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How to use jinks in a sentence

  • The jinks Club meets here this afternoon anyway, and this morning I'll stay at home.

    Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
  • Let's have a real old high jinks of a slambang bust to celebrate my convalescence.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

Other Idioms and Phrases with jinks


see high jinks.

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