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DINKor dink (dĭngk)
A member of a couple who both hold jobs and have no children.
[D(ual) I(ncome) N(o) K(ids).]
A drop shot.
[From dink, sound of a weakly hit or dropped ball.]
A stupid, annoying, or contemptible person.
[Probably partly back-formation from dinky and partly back-formation from earlier slang dinkus, penis, idiot, alteration of dingus.]
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Vietnamese person, especially during the Vietnam War.
[Originally an Australian military slang term for an East Asian person, perhaps from rhyming slang for Chink.]
(Clothing & Fashion) dialect Scot and Northern English neat or neatly dressed
chiefly children's slang
a. (tr) to carry (a second person) on a horse, bicycle, etc
b. (intr) (of two people) to travel together on a horse, bicycle, etc
[C16: of unknown origin]
a ball struck delicately
to hit or kick (a ball) delicately
[C20: imitative of a delicate strike]
a softly hit ball in tennis or volleyball that falls just over the net.
[1935–40; imitative, probably influenced by dinky]
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.—n.
(a contemptuous term used to refer to a Vietnamese, esp. a Vietcong or North Vietnamese soldier during the Vietnam War.)Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
Informal. either partner of a married couple having two incomes and no children.
[1985–90; d(ouble) i(ncome), n(o) k(ids)]
Past participle: dinked
Either partner in a young professional couple who have not had children (double income, no kids).
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|Noun||1.||DINK - a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)|
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
|2.||dink - a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net|
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"