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

  • n. Slang A man, especially one regarded as foolish or contemptible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A foolish or contemptible man.
  • n. a fellow; person.


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  • "From what Sinkler had seen, the man worked as hard as the road crews and had about as much to show for it. Twenty years older and too much of a gink to realize what Lucy understood at eighteen."
    "The Trusty" by Ron Rash in the May 23, 2011 issue of the New Yorker, p 73

    May 25, 2011