jinks


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jink

 (jĭngk)
v. jinked, jink·ing, jinks
v.intr.
To make a quick, evasive turn: "He jinked every five seconds, and now brought his tank left again" (Tom Clancy).
v.tr.
To cause (a vehicle or an aircraft, for example) to make a quick, evasive turn.
n.
1. A quick, evasive turn.
2. jinks Rambunctious play; frolic.

[Origin unknown.]

jinks

(dʒɪŋks)
pl n
boisterous or mischievous play (esp in the phrase high jinks)
[C18: of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
jollification, merrymaking, conviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

jinks

[dʒɪŋks] NPL high jinks (o.f.) → jolgorio msing, jarana f
we had high jinks last nightanoche nos lo pasamos pipa
References in classic literature ?
This amusement is superintended by the Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.
Names like Tompkins and Jenkins and Jinks are funny without being vulgar; I mean they are vulgar without being common.
Why even Jink might hit that sort of bird," cried Sir Howard, hilariously slapping his host on the back.
If I were to tell Hoggs or Halkett that old Jink was an assassin, they would almost die of laughter before my eyes.
And I guess I haven't forgotten old days, when I hired them like so much dirt, yes, by Jinks, so much dirt, there were so many of them.
There he found the eleven at high jinks after supper, Jack Raggles shouting comic songs and performing feats of strength, and was greeted by a chorus of mingled remonstrance at his desertion and joy at his reappearance.
But wait till they get to cutting up iv jinks and rowin' 'round.
Jinks, has come here, to give information of an intended duel in this town.
Jinks, not knowing exactly what to do, smiled a dependent's smile.
Jinks looked humbly at the great man, and bit the top of his pen.
Jinks, that you have very little to laugh at,' said the magistrate.
The hungry-looking Jinks sighed, as if he were quite aware of the fact of his having very little indeed to be merry about; and, being ordered to take the lady's information, shambled to a seat, and proceeded to write it down.