from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Acting suspiciously; strange, unusual; acting in a manner as if having something to hide, or seemingly crooked.
  • adj. Suspicious (of something).
  • adj. Weird; nonstandard.


Possibly from obsolete Scots hink, from Old Norse hinka (to limp or hobble), probably not from Old English inca ("doubt"). Possibly from hank ("a loop or coil or anything that curbs or restrains"). Possibly from African-American usage: hincty or hinkty. (Wiktionary)



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  • I like how it rhymes with kinky, and the first two examples are from a publication titled "Performing the Pelvic Exam".

    December 1, 2010

  • How strange that I've never come across this before!

    December 1, 2010