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twink

[twingk]
verb (used with or without object), noun
  1. wink1.
  2. twinkle.
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Origin of twink

1350–1400; Middle English twinken; cognate with German zwinken to wink; akin to twinkle
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Examples from the Web for twink

Historical Examples

  • And, Twink, how ever can we say our prayers when we haven't any hands to hold up together?

    Policeman Bluejay

    L. Frank Baum

  • It's easy 'nough to know that, Twink, 'cause I'm sleepy now!

    Twinkle and Chubbins

    L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum


British Dictionary definitions for twink

twink

noun
  1. NZ white correction fluid for deleting written text
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Word Origin and History for twink

n.

c.1400, "a winking of the eye," also "a twinkle" (1830), from twinkle. Meaning "young sexually attractive person" is recorded from 1963, probably from Twinkies (see Twinkie); but cf. 1920s-30s British homosexual slang twank in a similar sense.

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