Hinkty



[hingk-tee] /ˈhɪŋk ti/

adjective, hinktier, hinktiest. Slang.
1.
.
[hingk-tee] /ˈhɪŋk ti/
adjective, hinctier, hinctiest. Slang.
1.
conceited or snobbish.
[hing-kee] /ˈhɪŋ ki/
adjective, hinkier, hinkiest. Slang.
1.
acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
2.
suspicious:
Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
3.
snobbish; haughty.
adjective

nervous or suspicious; acting suspiciously
Examples

The teenagers were acting hinky.
Word Origin

alteration of hincty
Usage Note

hinkier, hinkiest
adj.

“conceited,” by 1924 in U.S. black slang. Cf. obsolete Scottish hichty (c.1500), considered an alteration of height-y.

adjective

[1924+ Black; origin unknown]

adjective

Suspicious; curious: Something hinky is going down/ driver of the pimpmobile looks hinky

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