from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U.S. slang an Asian person, especially a Vietnamese; -- used contemptuously, considered disparaging and offensive.
  • transitive verb Scot. To deck; -- often with out or up.
  • adjective Scot. Trim; neat.
  • noun 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.
  • noun (Tennis) a ball hit softly that falls to the ground just beyond the net.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun tennis A soft drop shot.
  • noun US, pejorative A North Vietnamese soldier.
  • noun US Double Income No Kids - a childless couple with two jobs
  • noun Canada, colloquial A penis.
  • verb tennis To play a soft drop shot.
  • verb soccer To chip lightly, to play a light chip shot.
  • verb Australia, colloquial To carry someone on a pushbike: behind, on the crossbar or on the handlebar.
  • adjective US, military Alternative spelling of dinq.

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

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


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

[From dink, sound of a weakly hit or dropped ball.]

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

[Origin unknown.]



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  • double-income, no kids

    October 12, 2007

  • A jerk.

    February 22, 2008

  • 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

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

    June 16, 2009

  • 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