fink

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fink (plural finks)

  1. (chiefly US, slang) Someone who betrays a trust.

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Verb[edit]

fink (third-person singular simple present finks, present participle finking, simple past and past participle finked)

  1. (chiefly US, slang) To betray a trust.

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References[edit]

  • fink” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • fink” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007) (lists 3 noun and 2 verb senses, all of which are characterized as dated)
  • "fink" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • fink” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *spinga, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pingos (chaffinch), identical with Greek σπίγγος (spíngos, id), English spink, Old Norse spiki (kind of bird). One might also consider a borrowing from Proto-Germanic *finkiz, *finkōn (finch), possibly Balkan Gothic.

Noun[edit]

fink m (indefinite plural finkë, definite singular finku, definite plural finkët)

  1. finch
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