17 December 2008

A Word With Moshammer's Ghost

Function: adjective
Etymology: Probably derived from obsolete Scottish word hink, from Old English inca doubt. Possibly from hank, a loop or coil OR figuratively, anything that curbs or restrains. Derived from American slang hincty, suspicious.
Date: 1956
1: slang; nervous, jittery; That dude was hinky as fuck - did you see the way his leg was twitchin'?
2: slang; suspicious; The bastard just sat in the corner eyeballing the place like he was planning something hinky, ya know?
Hotcha! Hank

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