adjective (hinkier, hinkiest)US informal
1(Of a person) dishonest or suspect: he knew the guy was hinky
More example sentences
- If I even suspect something is hinky I have to look into it!
- ‘The whole thing is just way too hinky,’ he said.
- His sources are so hinky about the topic that they won't even let him attribute the information to ‘former senior officials.’
1950s: of obscure origin.
Definition of hinky in:
- The US English dictionary