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  1. a person or thing that winks.
  2. a blinker or blinder for a horse.
  3. Informal. an eyelash or an eye.
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Origin of winker

First recorded in 1540–50; wink1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for winker

Historical Examples of winker

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

    Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman

    Albert Sidney Bolles

  • 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


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