Definition of blinking adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



adjective, adverb
BrE BrE//ˈblɪŋkɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪŋkɪŋ//
(British English, old-fashioned, informal)
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a mild swear word that some people use when they are annoyed, to avoid saying ‘bloody’ Shut the blinking door! Word Originmid 16th cent.: from blink + -ing; used as a euphemism for bloody1.

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