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kink

[ kingk ]
/ kɪŋk /
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Definition of kink

noun
a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair, caused by its doubling or bending upon itself.
a muscular stiffness or soreness, as in the neck or back.
a flaw or imperfection likely to hinder the successful operation of something, as a machine or plan: There are still a few kinks to be worked out of the plan before we start production.
a mental twist; notion; whim or crotchet.
Slang.
  1. bizarre or unconventional sexual preferences or behavior.
  2. a person characterized by such preferences or behavior.
verb (used with or without object)
to form, or cause to form, a kink or kinks, as a rope.
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Origin of kink

1670–80; <Dutch: a twist in a rope

OTHER WORDS FROM kink

un·kink, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for kink

kink
/ (kɪŋk) /

noun
verb
to form or cause to form a kink

Word Origin for kink

C17: from Dutch: a curl in a rope; compare Middle Low German kinke kink, Old Norse kinka to nod
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