Definition of "kink" []

  • A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire. (noun)
  • A painful muscle spasm, as in the neck or back; a crick. (noun)
  • A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system. (noun)
  • A mental peculiarity; a quirk. (noun)
  • An unusual or eccentric idea. (noun)
  • A sharp twist or bend in a wire, rope, hair, etc, esp one caused when it is pulled tight (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A crick in the neck or similar muscular spasm (noun)
  • A flaw or minor difficulty in some undertaking or project (noun)
  • A flaw or idiosyncrasy of personality; quirk (noun)
  • A sexual deviation (noun)
  • A clever or unusual idea (noun)
  • To form or cause to form a kink (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kink" in a sentence
  • "I think that's fair, since what's one person's kink is majorly disturbing to someone else."
  • "I'm hoping the kink is worked out for Ohios opener a week from today."
  • "Many, many straight people think of bisexual women as essentially straight with a kink, which is unfair."