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adj. slink·i·er, slink·i·est Informal
Graceful, sinuous, and sleek: wore a slinky outfit to the party.

slink′i·ly adv.
slink′i·ness n.
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[ˈslɪŋkɪlɪ] adv (fam) (dressed) → con abiti attillati
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