Definitions for kinkkɪŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair.

  2. a muscular stiffness or soreness, as in the neck or back.

    Category: Pathology

  3. a flaw or imperfection likely to hinder the operation of something, as a machine or plan.

  4. a mental twist; notion; whim or crotchet.

  5. an eccentricity or quirk.

  6. (v.i.)to form or cause to form a kink or kinks, as a rope.

Origin of kink:

1670–80; < D: a twist in a rope

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crick, kink, rick, wrick(noun)

    a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

  2. kink, twist, twirl(noun)

    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

  3. kink(noun)

    a person with unusual sexual tastes

  4. kink(noun)

    an eccentric idea

  5. kink(verb)

    a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation

    "there are still a few kinks to iron out"

  6. crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink(verb)

    curl tightly

    "crimp hair"

  7. curl, curve, kink(verb)

    form a curl, curve, or kink

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kink(noun)ˈkɪŋ dəm

    a bend or twist

    a kink in the wire

  2. kinkˈkɪŋ dəm

    a problem

    a kink in the system


  1. kink(Noun)

    A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.

    We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.

  2. kink(Noun)

    A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.

    They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks.

  3. kink(Noun)

    Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.

  4. kink(Noun)

    A fit of coughing or laughter.

  5. kink(Noun)

    A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sineu2013Gordon equation

  6. kink(Verb)

    To form a kink.

  7. kink(Verb)

    To be formed into a kink.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kink(noun)

    a twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord

  2. Kink(noun)

    an unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice

  3. Kink(verb)

    to wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread

  4. Kink(noun)

    a fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter


  1. KinK

    KinK was a Canadian documentary television series, which first aired in 2001 on Showcase. The series profiled some of the more unusual edges of human sexuality, primarily the kink and fetish scenes. It was filmed in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg; the fifth season, set in Halifax, Nova Scotia, first aired in September 2006. KinK was produced by Vancouver's Paperny Films.

Translations for kink

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a twist or bend, eg in a string, rope etc.

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