Dictionary.com

kinky

[ king-kee ]
/ ˈkɪŋ ki /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: kinky / kinkiness on Thesaurus.com

adjective, kink·i·er, kink·i·est.
full of kinks; closely twisted: a kinky wire.
(of hair) closely or tightly curled.
Slang. marked by unconventional sexual preferences or behavior, as fetishism, sadomasochism, or the like.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of kinky

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; kink + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM kinky

kink·i·ly, adverbkink·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use kinky in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for kinky

kinky
/ (ˈkɪŋkɪ) /

adjective kinkier or kinkiest
slang given to unusual, abnormal, or deviant sexual practices
informal exhibiting unusual idiosyncrasies of personality; quirky; eccentric
informal attractive or provocative in a bizarre waykinky clothes
tangled or tightly looped, as a wire or rope
tightly curled, as hair

Derived forms of kinky

kinkily, adverbkinkiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK