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[hing-kee] /ˈhɪŋ ki/

adjective, hinkier, hinkiest. Slang.
acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
snobbish; haughty.

nervous or suspicious; acting suspiciously

The teenagers were acting hinky.
Word Origin

alteration of hincty
Usage Note

hinkier, hinkiest


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

Related Terms


[1970s+; origin unknown]


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