verb (used with or without object), noun

Origin of twink

1350–1400; Middle English twinken; cognate with German zwinken to wink; akin to twinkle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for twinking



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Word Origin and History for twinking



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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