Definition of kink noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kɪŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɪŋk//
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  1. 1a bend or twist in something that is usually straight a dog with a kink in its tail (figurative) We need to iron out the kinks in the new system.
  2. 2(informal, disapproving) an unusual feature in a person’s character or mind, especially one that does not seem normal
  3. 3(North American English) = crick
  4. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Middle Low German kinke, probably from Dutch kinken ‘to kink’.
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