twink

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Middle High German zwinken (German zwinkern).

Verb[edit]

twink (third-person singular simple present twinks, present participle twinking, simple past and past participle twinked)

  1. To twinkle, sparkle.
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Noun[edit]

twink (plural twinks)

  1. A twinkle; a glint.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Noun[edit]

twink (plural twinks)

  1. The chaffinch.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From twinkie.

Noun[edit]

twink (plural twinks)

  1. (gay slang) A young, attractive, slim male, usually having little body hair.
    • 2006, Dennis D. Waskul and Phillip Vannini, Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body, page 135:
      ...the narrow gay ideal of a slim or waiflike [sic] male body, as displayed by the young "twink".
  2. (derogatory, slang) A weak or effeminate man, whether gay or not.
  3. (Internet, derogatory) A player in a multi-user dungeon who engages in obnoxious or abusive behaviour.
    • 1997, "Flower of the Night", Looking for a mud (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.diku)
      I certainly don't consider myself a twink; however it seems that anyone who doesn't agree with another's point of view is automatically labelled as such.
    • 1997, "Gov't Cheeze", [AD/REQUEST] Builders and Players (twinks need not apply) (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.admin)
      You will not find any stock. You will not find any easy mobs. You will not find any +100 dam 'big swords of I win'. You will not find twink mudders. You will not hear about how Jim the Kewl dOOd scored last night at his sister's birthday party. You will not find bots.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (gay slang: young, attractive, slim man): chicken
  • (weak or effeminate man): poof (British), fag (especially US), faggot (especially US)
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Etymology 4[edit]

From the name of the Twink brand of correction fluid.

Noun[edit]

twink (plural twinks)

  1. (New Zealand) A generic term for correction fluid or correction tape.