Definition of Hinky
1. Adjective. (informal) Acting suspiciously; strange, unusual; acting in a manner as if having something to hide, or seemingly crooked. ¹
2. Adjective. (informal) Suspicious (of something). ¹
3. Adjective. (informal derogatory) Weird; nonstandard. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Hinky
1. suspicious [adj HINKIER, HINKIEST] - See also: suspicious
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Literary usage of Hinky
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bookman (1907)
"He raises "hinky Dink" of Chicago to fame ; he believes in the firmness of ... He has no perspective view of the far more formidable "hinky Dinks" of our ..."
2. American Wit and Humor by Joel Chandler Harris (1907)
"exclaimed Humble hinky jeeringly, desirous of cutting a long story short and ... And he was about to give an account of his adventure when Humble hinky ..."
3. The Aerial Age: A Thousand Miles by Airship Over the Atlantic Ocean; Airship by Walter Wellman (1911)
"The dream was of hinky Dink Stover—by the way, Owen Johnson's "The ... hinky Dink out in centre field, ninth inning, opponents needing three to win, ..."
4. Entertaining the American Army: The American Stage and Lyceum in the World War by James William Evans, Gardner Ludwig Harding, Neysa McMein, Anita Parkhurst, Ethel Rundquist (1921)
"Most famous of all these was that classic which served through the War and is still going strong wherever AEF men get together, "hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous. ..."
5. The New Voter: Things He and She Ought to Know about Politics and Citizenship by Charles Willis Thompson (1918)
"For, you see, the women of those districts felt about it just as the men did; hinky Dink and Bathhouse John were good enough for them, though they might not ..."
6. Ten-minute Activitiesby Martha Cheney, Ethel Condon, Marilyn Evans by Martha Cheney, Ethel Condon, Marilyn Evans (2001)
"Choose hink pinks and then hinky pinkies (two syllables) from the list below to challenge your students. As you play this game more times, you may move on ..."