kinker

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kinker (plural kinkers)

  1. (circus, slang) A performer in a circus.
    • 2006, Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, pages 36-37:
      "So, what's the vernacular then?" I say finally. ¶ "They're called kinkers," says Camel..."don't you go calling them 'kinkers' to their faces, neither." ¶ "What do I call them?" ¶ "Performers...There's them and there's us, and you're us," says Camel.

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