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

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

dink 1

n. Sports
A drop shot.

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

dink 2

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

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.]
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(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]


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


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

I dink
you dink
he/she/it dinks
we dink
you dink
they dink
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
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
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
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Either partner in a young professional couple who have not had children (double income, no kids).
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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[dɪŋk] N (US) → tontorrón(ona) m/f
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(inf) abbr of double income, no kids; dinks plDoppelverdiener plohne Kinder
(dated US pej: = Vietnamese) → Vietnamese m, → Vietnamesin f
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References in classic literature ?
"Los Angeles must be on the dink when this is the best you can scare up.
The document dates back to 2011 and is titled "Other ethnic separatist activities" with a subtitle "Armenianism." The details about the Dink trial are written under this subtitle.
Iandar presents the first biography of her friend Dink, an Armenian intellectual of Turkey, a journalist and political activist who was targeted for his views and assassinated in front of his newspaper's offices in Istanbul in January 2007.
Dink, 52, was shot dead with two bullets to the head in broad daylight outside the offices of Agos on January 19, 2007 in Turkey's most notorious murder of recent times.
This overturned an original court ruling that those convicted over Dink's murder acted alone.
The Hrant Dink Street connects the Peace Square with the children's playground.
Security officials failed to protect Dink despite warnings of a plot to kill him and the subsequent legal process exposed widespread structural problems and the need for reforms, the report said.
Its title not only a gambling reference but a cheeky sexual reference, "Lay the Favorite" finds Dink struggling to avoid doing just that, and he winds up firing Beth on Tulip's orders.
The liberal Taraf daily blamed what it called the "white-capped state", referring to a white cap Dink s murderer was wearing on the day of the crime.
ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court sentenced the assassin of Armenian journalist Hrant Dink to nearly 23 years in prison Monday.
One of Bentonville's newest lunch spots, Dink's is open for dinner, too, but Curd said the lunch crowds had been his biggest.
Dink sues producer Punky Solomon and backer Manny Gold for the credit and royalties to the song and in the process is thrown into a reprise of the past turning up facts and bitter truths--of why Anna held back her answer to Dink's marriage proposal on a New York rooftop--and what really killed her.