kinky

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From kink +‎ -y.

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kinky (comparative kinkier, superlative kinkiest)

  1. Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl.
    kinky hair
  2. (slang) Marked by unconventional sexual preferences or behavior, as fetishism, sadomasochism, and other sexual practices.
    • 1985, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale:
      To be asked to play Scrabble... seemed kinky in the extreme...
    • 1994, Roberta Perkins, Sex Work and Sex Workers in Australia, p. ii:
      Their male customers are often identified as lonely, sleazy, and into kinky sex []
    • 2002, Lyla Verone, The Interview:
      Scars on my back were revealed from when I was whipped by a sadomasochistic ex-lover. I wondered if it bothered anyone, but it only seemed to make everyone harder than they already were. I was a kinky girl.
  3. Queer; eccentric; crotchety.

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