yoinks

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

yoinks

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yoink

Noun[edit]

yoinks

  1. plural of yoink
  2. A long but unspecified period of time.
    • 1992, Frank Rodgers, The Drowning Boy, page 21:
      "That was on in Glasgow yoinks ago," sneered Bobby.
    • 2000 February 14, Mike Barnes, “the sign #”, in alt.usage.english, Usenet:
      The British Post Office have used the metric system for yoinks.
    • 2000 April 14, BZ Lane, “Charles' attraction to Camilla”, in alt.gossip.royalty, Usenet:
      Diana did try to talk with him quietly and so did each of his parents, for yoinks and yoinks.

Interjection[edit]

yoinks

  1. Used for emphasis to to express strong emotion
    • 2010, Douglas Coupland, Generation A, ISBN 0099537389, page 12:
      Yoinks. I braced myself for the worst, my brain already screaming for coffee. "We've had a discussion, and we thought we should tell you something.” Cancer? Bankruptcy? Double yoinks. "What's wrong?”
    • 2011, Grant Guimont, Hot Wings & Rug Burns, ISBN 1462047580:
      Yoinks, the first mystery I've ever actually wanted to solve and this is the one you guys pick not to wrap up within a half hour.
    • 2012, Tom Ryan, Way to Go, ISBN 1459800796, page 64:
      She crossed her eyes and stuck out her tongue, holding an imaginary noose above her neck. “Yoinks,” I said. “Yoinks indeed, but what did she expect?
    • 2016, Alliance Poets World-Wide, Poetry To Embrace with Love Book Three, ISBN 1365320111, page 109:
      Yoinks and gadzooks at what I did see! Yoinks as I watched the display! Yoinks and away such feathered artistry! Yoinks you would have the same say!