verb (used without object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slink·ing.
verb (used with object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slink·ing.
Origin of slink
Synonyms for slink
Related Words for slankskulk, slither, lurk, undulate, skitter, prowl, sidle, sneak, meander, pussyfoot, glide, cower, glissade, slick, coast, slide, snake, slip, shirk, steal
Examples from the Web for slank
Historical Examples of slank
Ise warrant hes do that, doctor; and in slank the faithful beast.Spare Hours
"I'se warrant he's do that, doctor;" and in slank the faithful beast.
There was another roar of laughter—feebly suppressed by a judicial frown—and I slank away, annihilated.Miss Cayley's Adventures
There they slank behind a curtain; and when he came out, the rings above fluttered with fear and love and hope.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
His quips were silent too, and his brain was empty as his sack; he slank along, and seemed to decline popular observation.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
verb slinks, slinking or slunk
- an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
- (as modifier)slink veal
Word Origin for slink
Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (cf. Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.