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jink

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

jinkv. i. [Cf. Jig, v. i.].
  •  To move quickly, esp. with a sudden turn; hence, to dodge; to escape by a quick turn; -- obs. or dial., except as a hunting term in pig-sticking.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  In the games of spoilfive and forty-five, to win the game by taking all five tricks; also, to play to win all five tricks, losing what has been already won if unsuccessful.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

jink, v. & n.
--v.
1 intr. move elusively; dodge.
2 tr. elude by dodging.
--n. an act of dodging or eluding.

Etymology
orig. Sc.: prob. imit. of nimble motion

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