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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”, in BBC[1]:
      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 dinken, a regional variant of denken.


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

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • The regular past form het gedink can be used in all senses.
  • The irregular past forms dag, dog; het gedag, het gedog can only be used in the sense of “to believe, to reckon (that)”, but not in the sense of “to think about, to ponder”.

Derived terms[edit]




dink (comparative mair dink, superlative maist dink)

  1. neat and tidy


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

  1. to deck
  2. to dress neatly