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DINK

or dink  (dĭngk)
n.
A member of a couple who both hold jobs and have no children.

[D(ual) I(ncome) N(o) K(ids).]

dink 1

 (dĭngk)
n. Sports
A drop shot.

[From dink, sound of a weakly hit or dropped ball.]

dink 2

(dĭngk)
n. Slang
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.]

dink 3

 (dĭngk)
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.]

dink

(dɪŋk)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) dialect Scot and Northern English neat or neatly dressed
vb
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]

dink

(dɪŋk) sport
n
a ball struck delicately
vb
to hit or kick (a ball) delicately
[C20: imitative of a delicate strike]

dink2

(dɪŋk)

n.
a softly hit ball in tennis or volleyball that falls just over the net.
[1935–40; imitative, probably influenced by dinky]

dink3

(dɪŋk)

n.
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.
[1965–70, Amer.]

dink4

(dɪŋk)
n.
Informal. either partner of a married couple having two incomes and no children.
[1985–90; d(ouble) i(ncome), n(o) k(ids)]

dink


Past participle: dinked
Gerund: dinking

Imperative
dink
dink
Present
I dink
you dink
he/she/it dinks
we dink
you dink
they dink
Preterite
I dinked
you dinked
he/she/it dinked
we dinked
you dinked
they dinked
Present Continuous
I am dinking
you are dinking
he/she/it is dinking
we are dinking
you are dinking
they are dinking
Present Perfect
I have dinked
you have dinked
he/she/it has dinked
we have dinked
you have dinked
they have dinked
Past Continuous
I was dinking
you were dinking
he/she/it was dinking
we were dinking
you were dinking
they were dinking
Past Perfect
I had dinked
you had dinked
he/she/it had dinked
we had dinked
you had dinked
they had dinked
Future
I will dink
you will dink
he/she/it will dink
we will dink
you will dink
they will dink
Future Perfect
I will have dinked
you will have dinked
he/she/it will have dinked
we will have dinked
you will have dinked
they will have dinked
Future Continuous
I will be dinking
you will be dinking
he/she/it will be dinking
we will be dinking
you will be dinking
they will be dinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dinking
you have been dinking
he/she/it has been dinking
we have been dinking
you have been dinking
they have been dinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dinking
you will have been dinking
he/she/it will have been dinking
we will have been dinking
you will have been dinking
they will have been dinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dinking
you had been dinking
he/she/it had been dinking
we had been dinking
you had been dinking
they had been dinking
Conditional
I would dink
you would dink
he/she/it would dink
we would dink
you would dink
they would dink
Past Conditional
I would have dinked
you would have dinked
he/she/it would have dinked
we would have dinked
you would have dinked
they would have dinked

dink

Either partner in a young professional couple who have not had children (double income, no kids).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
mates, couple, match - a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
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"
Translations

dink

[dɪŋk] N (US) → tontorrón(ona) m/f

dink

n
(inf) abbr of double income, no kids; dinks plDoppelverdiener plohne Kinder
(dated US pej: = Vietnamese) → Vietnamese m, → Vietnamesin f
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