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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crick, kink, rick, wricknoun

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

  2. kink, twist, twirlnoun

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

  3. kinknoun

    a person with unusual sexual tastes

  4. kinknoun

    an eccentric idea

  5. kinkverb

    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, kinkverb

    curl tightly

    "crimp hair"

  7. curl, curve, kinkverb

    form a curl, curve, or kink

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"


  1. kinknoun

    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. kinknoun

    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. kinknoun

    Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.

  4. kinknoun

    A fit of coughing or laughter.

  5. kinknoun

    A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine–Gordon equation

  6. kinkverb

    To form a kink.

  7. kinkverb

    To be formed into a kink.


  1. KINK

    KINK (101.9 FM also known as kink.fm) is a commercial radio station in Portland, Oregon. It is owned by Alpha Media and it airs an Adult Album Alternative radio format. KINK's studios and offices are on Southwest 5th Avenue in the PacWest Center. The signal is heard over much of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. The transmitter is located off Southwest Barnes Road in the West Hills.Although KINK's format has evolved over the years, its sound, philosophy, target audience, marketing, and community involvement have remained fundamentally consistent over its 50+ year history, a rarity in commercial broadcasting. Many of KINK's DJs have been associated with the station for decades. In the vernacular of commercial radio, KINK is known as a "heritage" radio station.


  1. kink

    A kink generally refers to a sharp bend or twist in something that is typically straight, such as a wire, hair, or even in a plan or procedure. In the context of physics or mathematics, it can also denote a rapid change in the direction of a line or curve. In some cultural contexts, it may also refer to an unconventional sexual preference or behavior. The definition may vary depending on the context or field in use.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kinknoun

    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. Kinknoun

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

  3. Kinkverb

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

  4. Kinknoun

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

  5. Etymology: [D. kink a bend or turn, or Sw. kink.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kink

    kingk, n. a twist in a string, rope, &c.—also Kink′le.—v.i. and v.t. to twist.—adj. Kink′y, full of kinks: woolly: crotchety. [Scand.; Sw. and Norw. kink.]

  2. Kink

    kingk, v.i. to cough loudly, gasp for breath.—n. a convulsive cough or gasp.—n. Kink′cough, whooping-cough, chincough (q.v.).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kink

    An accidental curling, twist, or doubling turn in a cable or rope, occasioned by its being very stiff, or close laid, or by being drawn too hastily out of the coil or tier in which it was coiled. (See COILING.)--To kink. To twist.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KINK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kink is ranked #113791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kink surname appeared 154 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kink.

    88.3% or 136 total occurrences were White.
    7.1% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kink in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of kink in a Sentence

  1. Hammurabi:

    my kink is tiny penises being pulled off of full grown men with pliers

  2. Nicole Antonopoulos:

    Los Angeles was Los Angeles, in a nutshell, the state preemption threw a huge kink in our efforts towards carbon neutrality. This isn't the first time the state has preempted things that have made us go back to the proverbial drawing table and figure out how we get creative and innovative in a space where we don't have funding.

  3. Stephanie Brinley:

    Our supply chain is pretty fragile right now, we don't need another kink in the works.

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Translations for kink

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  • شبكArabic
  • zádrhelCzech
  • problema, arruga, doblez, impedimento, inconveniente, arrugar, excentricidad, desvarío, pero, desviación, pliegue, doblar, rarezaSpanish
  • vika, kierouma, puute, sykkyräFinnish
  • hic, coude, imprévuFrench
  • קשרHebrew
  • perversioneItalian
  • kinkDutch
  • cacho, taraPortuguese
  • переги́б, перегну́ться, стра́нность, изги́б, перекрути́ться, препя́тствие, заско́к, заги́б, ненорма́льность, пробле́маRussian
  • knut, fnurra, veckSwedish
  • 糾結Chinese

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