late 14c. (v.); c.1600 (n.), echoic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for tink

Historical Examples of tink

  • Me tink pilot smell a rat, for ebery time he hear a noise on deck he come out of his cabin and look round.

    By Sheer Pluck

    G. A. Henty

  • She tinks dis a dangerous country for you, Masser Moore, and Pallas tink so too.

  • I tink a lady of a certain rank has always good principes enough, to be sure, and as to the rest qu'importe?

  • Dr. Tink was coming out of a court not far from Marylebone–lane, where the small–pox always lay festering.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • De massa am wise, for he tink of dis, and he say to Li: 'You comee wid me, and later on you havee money to go to Singapore.'