intransitive verb, transitive verb
Origin: ME clinken < MDu klinken: orig. echoic
Origin: < name of an 18th-c. prison in Southwark (London)Informal a jail; prison
See clink in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intr. & tr.v. clinked, clink·ing, clinks
Origin: Middle English clinken
Origin: , probably from Middle Dutch klinken
Origin: , of imitative origin.
Origin: After Clink, a district of London famous for its prison.
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