Definitions

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

  • adjective Tightly twisted or curled.
  • adjective Slang Showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes, especially of a sexual or erotic nature.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of kinks; kinkled; woolly: applied especially to hair, as that of the negro, which is not cylindric, but flattened so that when pulled out straight and allowed to untwist itself the flattening is in different planes. The hair of the beard, etc., of other races is also kinky to some extent.
  • Crotchety; eccentric.

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

  • adjective Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl.
  • adjective Colloq. U.S. Queer; eccentric; unconventional; crotchety.

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

  • adjective Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl.
  • adjective Queer; eccentric; crotchety.
  • adjective slang Marked by unconventional sexual preferences or behavior, as fetishism, sadomasochism, and other sexual practices.

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

  • adjective informal terms; strikingly unconventional
  • adjective (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
  • adjective (of hair) in small tight curls

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Examples

  • I suppose after living fifteen years in the fleshpots of Asia you become a little immune to what we call kinky sex.

    Weight and Wisdom

  • I admit I understand this: after all, some of the cosplayers might be dismayed to find the Internet full of pictures of themselves in kinky schoolgirl uniforms.

    Anime Banzai 2008: Day 1

  • To put it bluntly, she was someone who indulged in kinky sex.

    Kellie Telesford murder – “no evidence of kinky sex”

  • I admit I understand this: after all, some of the cosplayers might be dismayed to find the Internet full of pictures of themselves in kinky schoolgirl uniforms.

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  • Haven't you heard, the new kinky is out, and it's all about the neckbrace: Born October 19, 1996 NBAK started out as a small but dedicated group of regular folks who share a common interest in "recreational & artistic" neck and Fantastic Hard Collar ladyback bracing.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The ex-Culture Club star took pictures of him in kinky gear.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • So what is her take on what some call kinky and perverted, others call magic and premeditation?

    CNN Transcript Jun 9, 2009

  • I DO care that he engaged in kinky, extramarital sex WITH A LOBBYIST, another grade-A ethics violation.

    Sound Politics: Timing is everything

  • Likewise, I do not care that Speaker Gingrich's hand-picked successor, Rep. Robert Livingston of Louisiana, engaged in kinky sex outside of marriage.

    Sound Politics: Timing is everything

  • He had his father’s wavy hair—Edward hated that kind of hair, which he called kinky—but not his blue eyes.

    The New Yorker Stories

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