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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɪŋk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English kinken, kynken, from Old English *cincian ("to laugh"; attested by cincung (a fit of laughter)), from Proto-Germanic *kinkōną (to laugh), from Proto-Indo-European *gang- (to mock, jeer, deride), related to Old English canc (jeering, scorn, derision). Cognate with Dutch kinken (to kink, cough).

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VerbEdit

kink (third-person singular simple present kinks, present participle kinking, simple past and past participle kinked)

  1. To laugh loudly.
  2. To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.

NounEdit

kink (plural kinks)

  1. (Scotland, dialectal) A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch kink (a twist or curl in a rope)[1], from Proto-Germanic *kenk-, *keng- (to bend, turn), from Proto-Indo-European *gengʰ- (to turn, wind, braid, weave). Compare Middle Low German kinke (spiral screw, coil), Old Norse kikna (to bend backwards, sink at the knee), Icelandic kengur (a bend or bight; a metal crook). Probably related to kick.

NounEdit

kink (countable and uncountable, plural kinks)

  1. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
    We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
  2. A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
    They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks.
  3. An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
    • Frederic Swartwout Cozzens
      Never a Yankee was born or bred / Without that peculiar kink in his head / By which he could turn the smallest amount / Of whatever he had to the best account.
  4. (slang, countable and uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
    • 2013, Alison Tyler, H Is for Hardcore, page 13:
      To top it all off, Lynn is into kink. Last night she was really into kink. It's a good thing that today is my day off because I need the time to recuperate and think things over.
  5. (mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine–Gordon equation
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VerbEdit

kink (third-person singular simple present kinks, present participle kinking, simple past and past participle kinked)

  1. (transitive) To form a kink or twist.
  2. (intransitive) To be formed into a kink or twist.
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EstonianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Low German schenke.

NounEdit

kink (genitive kingi, partitive kinki)

  1. gift
  2. favour/favor
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Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Cognate to dialectal Finnish kenkku.

NounEdit

kink (genitive kingu, partitive kinku)

  1. small mound, knoll
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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ki (who) +‎ -nk (our, of ours, possessive suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkiŋk]
  • Hyphenation: kink

PronounEdit

kink

  1. first-person plural single-possession possessive of ki

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative kink
accusative kinket
dative kinknek
instrumental kinkkel
causal-final kinkért
translative kinkké
terminative kinkig
essive-formal kinkként
essive-modal
inessive kinkben
superessive kinken
adessive kinknél
illative kinkbe
sublative kinkre
allative kinkhez
elative kinkből
delative kinkről
ablative kinktől