Fink definition

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An informer.
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A person regarded as contemptible, obnoxious, etc.
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To inform (on)
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A contemptible person.
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An informer.
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A hired strikebreaker.
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To inform against another person.
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To withhold promised support or participation.

They said they'd help us, but then finked out.

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A strikebreaker; esp., a professional strikebreaker.
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(chiefly US, slang) Someone who betrays a trust.
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(chiefly US, slang) To betray a trust.
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fink out
  • to withdraw; back out
  • to fail
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fink
Plural:
finks

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of fink

  • Perhaps from German student slang Fink student not belonging to a student association (from German finch) (akin to Old English finc) or perhaps from such German compounds as Schmutzfink dirty person, mudslinger Schmutz filth Fink finch (perhaps influenced by Rotwelsch (German underworld argot) Fink, Pink man) (akin to Frisian pink little finger, penis)

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