Winkle meaning

wĭng'kəl
A periwinkle.
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To pry, extract, or force from a place or position. Often used with out.
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Any of various gastropod mollusks that are very destructive to oysters and clams.
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To pry or rout from cover, secrecy, etc.
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A periwinkle or its shell, of family Littorinidae.
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Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, especially, in the United States, either of two species Busycotypus canaliculata and Busycon carica.
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(children's slang) The penis, especially that of a boy rather than that of a man.
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Origin of winkle

  • From winkle (from the process of extracting periwinkles from their shells)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Short for periwinkle.
    From Wiktionary