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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A drop shot.
  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a North Vietnamese soldier or guerrilla in the Vietnam War.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft drop shot.
  • n. A North Vietnamese soldier.
  • n. Double Income No Kids - a childless couple with two jobs
  • n. A penis.
  • v. To play a soft drop shot.
  • v. To chip lightly, to play a light chip shot.
  • v. To carry someone on a pushbike: behind, on the crossbar or on the handlebar.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of dinq.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Trim; neat.
  • transitive v. To deck; -- often with out or up.
  • n. either of a married couple who both are employed and have no children. The term is often used as the prototype of midde-class persons with higher-than-average disposable income.
  • n. a ball hit softly that falls to the ground just beyond the net.
  • n. an Asian person, especially a Vietnamese; -- used contemptuously, considered disparaging and offensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deck; dress; adorn.
  • Neatly dressed; trim; tidy.
  • Also denk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
  • n. a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net


From dink, sound of a weakly hit or dropped ball.
Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Years ago this word was used to describe anyone one didn't like or someone who has done something foolish.

    June 16, 2009

  • Treeseed, I think it also implies a level of stupidity that the average jerk doesn't necessarily have. But that might be just me.

    February 22, 2008

  • A jerk.

    February 22, 2008

  • double-income, no kids

    October 12, 2007