Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A drop shot.
  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a North Vietnamese soldier or guerrilla in the Vietnam War.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft drop shot.
  • n. A North Vietnamese soldier.
  • n. Double Income No Kids - a childless couple with two jobs
  • n. A penis.
  • v. To play a soft drop shot.
  • v. To chip lightly, to play a light chip shot.
  • v. To carry someone on a pushbike: behind, on the crossbar or on the handlebar.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of dinq.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Trim; neat.
  • transitive v. To deck; -- often with out or up.
  • n. either of a married couple who both are employed and have no children. The term is often used as the prototype of midde-class persons with higher-than-average disposable income.
  • n. a ball hit softly that falls to the ground just beyond the net.
  • n. an Asian person, especially a Vietnamese; -- used contemptuously, considered disparaging and offensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deck; dress; adorn.
  • Neatly dressed; trim; tidy.
  • Also denk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
  • n. a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net

Etymologies

From dink, sound of a weakly hit or dropped ball.
Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • A fish too small to keep. Most often used referring to yellow perch. Even though they may be legal to keep, they're too small to fillet, so back into the water they go.

    March 27, 2016

  • Years ago this word was used to describe anyone one didn't like or someone who has done something foolish.

    June 16, 2009

  • Treeseed, I think it also implies a level of stupidity that the average jerk doesn't necessarily have. But that might be just me.

    February 22, 2008

  • A jerk.

    February 22, 2008

  • double-income, no kids

    October 12, 2007