Open main menu

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /twɪŋk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English twinken, twynken, from Old English *twincian (to wink; twinkle), from Proto-Germanic *twinkōną, an augmented form (with formative *-kōną; see English -k) of Proto-Germanic *twint- (to twinkle). Cognate with Middle High German zwinken, zwingen, German zwinkern (to wink; twinkle).

VerbEdit

twink (third-person singular simple present twinks, present participle twinking, simple past and past participle twinked)

  1. To twinkle; sparkle
  2. (now dialectal) To wink
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

twink (plural twinks)

  1. A twinkle; a glint.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

NounEdit

twink (plural twinks)

  1. The chaffinch.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From twinkie.

NounEdit

twink (plural twinks)

  1. (gay slang) A young, attractive, slim male, usually having little body hair.
    • 2006, Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini, Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body, page 135:
      ...the narrow gay ideal of a slim or waiflike male body, as displayed by the young "twink".
  2. (derogatory, slang) A weak or effeminate man, whether gay or not.
  3. (gaming, derogatory) A player in a multi-user dungeon or other roleplaying game who engages in obnoxious or abusive behaviour.
    • 1997, "Flower of the Night", Looking for a mud (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.diku)
      I certainly don't consider myself a twink; however it seems that anyone who doesn't agree with another's point of view is automatically labelled as such.
    • 1997, "Gov't Cheeze", [AD/REQUEST] Builders and Players (twinks need not apply) (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.admin)
      You will not find any stock. You will not find any easy mobs. You will not find any +100 dam 'big swords of I win'. You will not find twink mudders. You will not hear about how Jim the Kewl dOOd scored last night at his sister's birthday party. You will not find bots.
SynonymsEdit
  • (gay slang: young, attractive, slim man): chicken
  • (weak or effeminate man): poof (British), fag (especially US), faggot (especially US)
AntonymsEdit
  • (gay slang: young, attractive, slim man): bear
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

twink (third-person singular simple present twinks, present participle twinking, simple past and past participle twinked)

  1. (intransitive, gaming, derogatory) To engage in obnoxious or abusive behaviour in a multi-user dungeon or other roleplaying game, for example by griefing or by equipping a low-level character with advanced equipment from another player.

Etymology 4Edit

From the name of the Twink brand of correction fluid.

NounEdit

twink (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) Correction fluid or correction tape.

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

twink (third-person singular simple present twinks, present participle twinking, simple past and past participle twinked)

  1. To chirp or twitter.

AnagramsEdit