[ sling-kee ]
/ ˈslɪŋ ki /

adjective, slink·i·er, slink·i·est.

characterized by or proceeding with slinking or stealthy movements.
made of soft, often clinging material that follows the figure closely and flows with body movement: a slinky gown.

Origin of slinky

First recorded in 1915–20; slink + -y1

Related forms

slink·i·ly, adverbslink·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slinky


/ (ˈslɪŋkɪ) /

adjective slinkier or slinkiest informal

moving in a sinuously graceful or provocative way
(of clothes) figure-hugging; clinging
characterized by furtive movements

Derived Forms

slinkily, adverbslinkiness, noun
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