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Definition of "fink" []

  • A contemptible person. (noun)
  • An informer. (noun)
  • A hired strikebreaker. (noun)
  • To inform against another person. (verb-intransitive)
  • To withhold promised support or participation: They said they'd help us, but then finked out. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "fink" in a sentence
  • "Maybe they routinely slept with undergrads as TA's and no one ever wanted to be known as the fink who turned them in."
  • "In my family, it was considered an insult to be called a fink and even worse to be called a ratfink."
  • "He don 'fink 'bout dem mooch only w'en he git dronk, or git scairt."