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adj. hin·ki·er, hin·ki·est Slang
So peculiar as to arouse suspicion; curiously odd: "If a person looks a little hinky, they'll send him away" (Paul Theroux).

[Variant of African American Vernacular English hincty, hinkty, wary, of unknown origin.]
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adj, hinkier or hinkiest
nervous; apprehensivedubious; questionable
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If you're hinky and stupid enough to stage slip-and-falls, you already know you'll get that.
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Your windows should be up, and you should have left enough room to maneuver your vehicle and escape should you see someone hinky approaching.
(That's the one about the mysterious Midwestern small town called Mother's Rest, which Reacher decided might be hinky just on the basis of its name.
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These recordings comprise the tunes Billy Boy and The Head Two Ladies Cross Over (Decca F 9852, 1952), Dip and Dive Red Wing and Jingle Bells and Johnnies Down the River (Decca F 9853, 1952), and Hinky Dinky Parley Vous and Forward Up Six Campdown Races (Decca F 9854, 1952).
Allan Noddle got his start in the retail industry back in 1965 with Hinky Dinky Supermarkets, a small chain that was based in Omaha, Neb.
Opening with a solo trumpet fanfare (The Rouse) and incorporating iconic songs from the era, Lest We Forget takes in It's a Long Way to Tipperary, What a Friend We Have in Jesus (the tune used by soldiers for When this Bloody War is Over) and Mademoiselle from Armentieres, recognisable to most of us as the tune to Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous, before ending with the emotive solo trumpet performance of The Last Post.
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