Definition of inkling in English:
A slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint: the records give us an inkling of how people saw the world
More example sentences
- If she had the slightest inkling of the notion of democratic representation she would never be able to say this.
- He had it all mapped out and made certain Sally didn't have the slightest inkling that anything was up.
- Few had the slightest inkling about the kind of music that was being played by the band.
knowledge, slight knowledge;
British informalthe foggiest idea, the foggiest, the faintest idea, the faintest
Late Middle English (in the sense 'a mention in an undertone, a hint'): from the rare verb inkle 'utter in an undertone', of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with inklingsprinkling, tinkling
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.