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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).]
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
(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.
Past participle: finked
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|Noun||1.||fink - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police|
|Verb||1.||fink - take the place of work of someone on strike|
|2.||fink - confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure|