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kink (n.)

1670s, "knot-like contraction or short twist in a rope, thread, hair, etc., originally a nautical term, from Dutch kink "twist in a rope" (also found in French and Swedish), which is probably related to Old Norse kikna "to bend backwards, sink at the knees" as if under a burden" (see kick (v.)). Figurative sense of "odd notion, mental twist, whim" first recorded in American English, 1803, in writings of Thomas Jefferson; specifically "a sexual perversion, fetish, paraphilia" is by 1973 (by 1965 as "sexually abnormal person").

kink (v.)

1690s (intransitive), 1800 (transitive), from kink (n.). Related: Kinked; kinking.

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Definitions of kink
1
kink (n.)
a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British);
Synonyms: crick / rick / wrick
kink (n.)
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight;
Synonyms: twist / twirl
kink (n.)
a person with unusual sexual tastes;
kink (n.)
an eccentric idea;
kink (n.)
a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation;
there are still a few kinks to iron out
2
kink (v.)
curl tightly;
Synonyms: crimp / crape / frizzle / frizz / kink up
kink (v.)
form a curl, curve, or kink;
Synonyms: curl / curve
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