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dink (plural dinks)

  1. (tennis) A soft drop shot.
  2. (US, pejorative) A North Vietnamese soldier.
  3. (US) Double Income No Kids - a childless couple with two jobs
  4. (Canada, colloquial) A penis.



dink (third-person singular simple present dinks, present participle dinking, simple past and past participle dinked)

  1. (tennis) To play a soft drop shot.
  2. (soccer) To chip lightly, to play a light chip shot.
    The forward dinked the ball over the goalkeeper to score his first goal of the season.
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, BBC:
      But the visitors started the game in stunning fashion when Morten Gamst Pedersen dinked forward a clever looping pass and Kalinic beat the offside trap, surged into the box and beautifully placed the ball past goalkeeper Scott Carson.
  3. (Australia, colloquial) To carry someone on a pushbike: behind, on the crossbar or on the handlebar.
    I gave him a dink on my bike.
    • 1947, John Lehmann (editor), The Penguin New Writing, Issue 30, page 103,
      I didn't like them at all ; only the lame one who used to let me dink him home on his bicycle.



dink (not comparable)

  1. (US, military) Alternative spelling of dinq




From Dutch denken.


dink (present dink, present participle denkende, past dag or dog, past participle gedag or gedog or gedink)

  1. to think
    • 1939, Jaarboek, p. 44:
      Ons het gedag dat die behoefte om te pleit om 'n dergelike samewerikng []
    • 1951, Suid-Afrikaanse Hofverslae, Vol. 3, p. 79:
      [] ek het gedag dat met my man se dood dit sal nou tot niet geraak het.
    • 1993, A Grammar of Afrikaans, Bruce Donaldson, p. 223:
      Hy het gedag/gedog/gedink ek sou eers môre kom.

Derived terms[edit]



dink (comparative mair dink, superlative maist dink)

  1. neat and tidy


tae dink (third-person singular simple present dinks, present participle dinkin, simple past dinkt, past participle dinkt)

  1. to deck