Clink Definition

klĭngk
clinked, clinking, clinks
verb
clinked, clinking, clinks
To make or cause to make a light, sharp ringing sound.
Clinked their wineglasses together in a toast.
American Heritage
To make or cause to make a slight, sharp sound, as of glasses striking together.
Webster's New World

(humorous, dated) To rhyme.

Wiktionary
noun
clinks
Such a sound.
Webster's New World
A jail; prison.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Clink

Noun

Singular:
clink
Plural:
clinks

Origin of Clink

  • In the sense of “jail”, from the Clink prison in Southwark, London, itself presumably named after sound of doors being bolted or chains rattling.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English clinken probably from Middle Dutch klinken of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Clink , a district of London famous for its prison

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Onomatpoeic, as metal against metal.

    From Wiktionary

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