jinks, prankish or frolicsome activities.
British Dialect. 2 .
boisterous or mischievous play (esp in the phrase high jinks)
to move swiftly or jerkily or make a quick turn in order to dodge or elude
a jinking movement
“to wheel or fling about in dancing,” 1715, Scottish, of unknown origin. As a noun, 1786, “act of eluding,” probably from the verb in the sense “elude” (1774). For high jinks, see hijinks.
To takeevasive action; dodge; zig-zag: went jinking down the field, shot and missed/ She jinked sideways to avoid an oncoming truck
[1785+; fr northern English dialect jink, ”make a quick evasive turn,” adopted into the idiom of rugby football; popularized by Vietnam War Air Force use]
see: high jinks
[Chinese jin-mœn] /Chinese ˈdʒɪnˈmœn/ noun, Pinyin. 1. .
[jin] /dʒɪn/ noun, plural jinns (especially collectively) jinn. Islamic Mythology. 1. any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil. /dʒɪn/ noun 1. (often functioning as sing) the plural of jinni n. 1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective […]
[jin-uh] /ˈdʒɪn ə/ noun 1. Mohammed Ali (“Quaid-i-Azam”) 1876–1948, Muslim leader in India: first governor general of Pakistan 1947–48. /ˈdʒɪnə/ noun 1. Mohammed Ali 1876–1948, Indian Muslim statesman. He campaigned for the partition of India into separate Hindu and Muslim states, becoming first governor general of Pakistan (1947–48)
/ˈjiːnə/ interjection 1. (South African) an exclamation expressive of surprise, admiration, shock, etc