to move swiftly or with sudden turns, as in dodging a pursuer
Origin of jinkfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
an eluding, as by a quick, sudden turn
verbjinked, jink·ing, jinks
To make a quick, evasive turn: “He jinked every five seconds, and now brought his tank left again” ( Tom Clancy )
To cause (a vehicle or an aircraft, for example) to make a quick, evasive turn.
- A quick, evasive turn.
- jinks Rambunctious play; frolic.
Origin of jinkOrigin unknown
- A quick evasive turn.
(third-person singular simple present jinks, present participle jinking, simple past and past participle jinked)
- (intransitive) To make a quick evasive turn.
- To cause a vehicle to make a quick evasive turn.