slinky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

slink +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

slinky (comparative slinkier, superlative slinkiest)

  1. Furtive, stealthy or catlike.
  2. (Britain, dialect, dated) Thin; lank.
  3. Of a garment: close-fitting; clingy.
    • 2017 October 2, Jess Cartner-Morle, “Stella McCartney lays waste to disposable fashion in Paris”, in the Guardian[1]:
      The double-breasted blazer which is on every front row this season came with an elbow-length sleeve for spring, while jumpsuits, a signature of the label, came slinky and tailored or in a blowsier boiler suit silhouette.

Noun[edit]

slinky (plural slinkies)

  1. (mathematics) A three-dimensional curve — a spiral wound around a helix.

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