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fink

 (fĭngk) Slang
n.
1. A contemptible person.
2. An informer.
3. A hired strikebreaker.
intr.v. finked, fink·ing, finks
1. To inform against another person.
2. To withhold promised support or participation: They said they'd help us, but then finked out.

[Perhaps from German student slang Fink, student not belonging to a student association (from German, finch; akin to Old English finc) or perhaps from such German compounds as Schmutzfink, dirty person, mudslinger : Schmutz, filth + Fink, finch (perhaps influenced by Rotwelsch (German underworld argot) Fink, Pink, man; akin to Frisian pink, little finger, penis).]

fink

(fɪŋk)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strikebreaker; blackleg
2. an informer, such as one working for the police; spy
3. an unpleasant, disappointing, or contemptible person
vb
(often foll by: on) to inform (on someone), as to the police
[C20: of uncertain origin]

fink

(fɪŋk) Slang. n.
1. a strikebreaker.
2. a labor spy.
3. an informer.
4. a contemptible person.
v.i.
5. to inform to the police; squeal.
6. to act as a strikebreaker; scab.
7. fink out, to renege.
[1900–05]

fink


Past participle: finked
Gerund: finking

Imperative
fink
fink
Present
I fink
you fink
he/she/it finks
we fink
you fink
they fink
Preterite
I finked
you finked
he/she/it finked
we finked
you finked
they finked
Present Continuous
I am finking
you are finking
he/she/it is finking
we are finking
you are finking
they are finking
Present Perfect
I have finked
you have finked
he/she/it has finked
we have finked
you have finked
they have finked
Past Continuous
I was finking
you were finking
he/she/it was finking
we were finking
you were finking
they were finking
Past Perfect
I had finked
you had finked
he/she/it had finked
we had finked
you had finked
they had finked
Future
I will fink
you will fink
he/she/it will fink
we will fink
you will fink
they will fink
Future Perfect
I will have finked
you will have finked
he/she/it will have finked
we will have finked
you will have finked
they will have finked
Future Continuous
I will be finking
you will be finking
he/she/it will be finking
we will be finking
you will be finking
they will be finking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been finking
you have been finking
he/she/it has been finking
we have been finking
you have been finking
they have been finking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been finking
you will have been finking
he/she/it will have been finking
we will have been finking
you will have been finking
they will have been finking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been finking
you had been finking
he/she/it had been finking
we had been finking
you had been finking
they had been finking
Conditional
I would fink
you would fink
he/she/it would fink
we would fink
you would fink
they would fink
Past Conditional
I would have finked
you would have finked
he/she/it would have finked
we would have finked
you would have finked
they would have finked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fink - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
betrayer, blabber, informer, squealer, rat - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
Verb1.fink - take the place of work of someone on strike
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
2.fink - confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

fink

noun
Slang. One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
verb
Informal. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities:
inform, talk, tattle, tip (off).
Slang: rat, sing, snitch, squeal, stool.
phrasal verb
fink out
Slang. To abandon a former position or commitment:
Slang: cop out.
Translations

fink

[fɪŋk] N (US) (= informer) → soplón/ona m/f; (= strikebreaker) → rompehuelgas mf inv, esquirol m
fink out VI + ADV (US) → acobardarse

fink

(dated US sl)
n
(= strikebreaker)Streikbrecher(in) m(f)
(= contemptible person)Saftsack m (inf)
vi to fink on somebodyjdn verpfeifen (inf)

fink

[fɪŋk] n (Am) → informatore/trice