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Origin of slink

First recorded before 1150; Middle English slynken (verb), Old English slincan “to creep, crawl”; cognate with Low German slinken, German schlinken

OTHER WORDS FROM slink

slink·ing·ly, adverboutslink, verb (used with object), out·slunk, out·slink·ing.un·slink·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH slink

sling, slink .
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British Dictionary definitions for slink

slink
/ (slɪŋk) /

verb slinks, slinking or slunk

(intr) to move or act in a furtive or cringing manner from or as if from fear, guilt, etc
(intr) to move in a sinuous alluring manner
(tr) (of animals, esp cows) to give birth to prematurely

noun

  1. an animal, esp a calf, born prematurely
  2. (as modifier)slink veal

Word Origin for slink

Old English slincan; related to Middle Low German slinken to shrink, Old Swedish slinka to creep, Danish slunken limp
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