[ wing-ker ]
/ ˈwɪŋ kər /


a person or thing that winks.
a blinker or blinder for a horse.
Informal. an eyelash or an eye.

Origin of winker

First recorded in 1540–50; wink1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for winker

  • Is a wink a deception for which the winker must answer in the law?

  • Now, a lot o preachers would a gone blue an sour at that; but the Friar never blinked a winker.

    Friar Tuck|Robert Alexander Wason

British Dictionary definitions for winker

/ (ˈwɪŋkə) /


a person or thing that winks
US and Canadian slang, English dialect an eye, eyelash, or eyelid
another name for blinker (def. 1)
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