from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contemptible person.
- n. An informer.
- n. A hired strikebreaker.
- intransitive v. To inform against another person.
- intransitive v. To withhold promised support or participation: They said they'd help us, but then finked out.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who betrays a trust.
- v. To betray a trust.
Maybe they routinely slept with undergrads as TA's and no one ever wanted to be known as the fink who turned them in.
In my family, it was considered an insult to be called a fink and even worse to be called a ratfink.
He don 'fink 'bout dem mooch only w'en he git dronk, or git scairt.
Cockney sweetness and a slight speech impediment ( "fink" for
Mr. Fitz would say, “Doan fink too mush how bad you feel, jus know you feel and keep koing.”
Doan fink too mush how bad you feel, jus know you feel and keep koing.
Every time I think of him I can still hear him say, “Doan fink too mush how bad you feel, jus know you feel and keep koing.”
The potheads, though, believe she is a fink for abandoning their narcotized orbit.
In fact, the word “fink” is sprayed on her locker.
Rat fink reporter types go for the scourge of Baltimore, HL Mencken, whose collected Prejudices have just been published.
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