1980s acronym from double income, no kids.
(in sport) a softly struck hit or kick of the ball that drops abruptly to the ground.‘a brilliantly controlled backhand dink over the net’
- ‘Cowie sent the ball in and a neat dink by Ferguson left Gethins with ample time to strike the net.’
- ‘And then there was Munster's inability to cope with the dinks and kicks through by Duncan McRae and Henry Paul which eventually proved their undoing.’
- ‘An enterprising dink by Ronan O'Gara set up the attack but even then they depended on an All Black fumble to keep the attack alive.’
- ‘Crawford's lovely little dink over Speroni in the 78th minute, after co-star Brewster set him up, had East End Park shaking to its foundations.’
- ‘It was a game where both defences spent their time in a perpetual state of confusion best exemplified by Gary Caldwell's indecision in dealing with a Hartley dink over the top close to the half-hour mark.’
- ‘The Ireland striker had already underlined his confidence with a cheeky dink past Mikael Silvestre, but the shot he dragged past the post from 20 yards had threatened to inflict more serious damage.’
- ‘Pentham charged forward like a runaway Rhino and, roared on by the vocal Thwaites fans, finished with a sublime dink over the keeper which defied a man of his size.’
- ‘Henman saves the best to last and follows a hard first serve in with a deft/deft dink/dink volley at the net.’
- ‘He often uses as many slices, dinks and touch shots as he does conventional topspin drives, and sometimes this heady brew turns out to be too clever for its own good.’
- ‘The big-hitting Ukrainian reacts to the lightest of dinks from the Frenchman with a full-blooded backhand smash.’
- ‘I never like it when I see Djokovic playing his little dinks and sliced drop shots.’
- ‘Through the second and third sets, the Olympic gold medallist tormented the Czech with chips and dinks.’
Hit or kick (the ball) softly so that it drops abruptly to the ground.‘he dinked a shot over the net to take the second set 7–5’
- ‘The ever-smiling genius bamboozled the defender before dinking a lovely ball through to Roberto Carlos, who blasted straight at the keeper from 10 yards.’
- ‘After a slightly wayward tee shot which lands on the edge of the trees, Woods takes no chances, dinking the ball out on to the fairway for a chip over the water to the green.’
- ‘Brilliant footwork by Kanu enables him to dink a clever ball from halfway in the general direction of Wiltord and Ljungberg.’
- ‘Rather than hoick the ball up field he stood stil and let Nedved dink the ball through his legs.’
- ‘He stormed from halfway, skipped past John Terry way too easily and, with Cech off his line, dinked a chip just wide from the edge of the area.’
- ‘Federer shows exquisite touch to dink the ball past Philippoussis and go 30-15 up on the Aussie's serve but Philippoussis manages to serve his way out trouble and stay alive in the set.’
- ‘Robinson picked out the unmarked midfielder Robert Power inside the penalty area but Power dinked a left-footed effort the wrong side of the post.’
- ‘The net was asking to be rattled but Amond choose to dink the ball over the bar and provide the point that ensured his side's survival.’
- ‘Milevskiy strolls up, waits for the keeper to dive, then dinks it down the middle of the goal.’
- ‘Almost lying on the court, the Serb manages to send the ball back Murray's way before dinking it over the net to go 30-15 up in the seventh game.’
- ‘The drama is unbearable as a lob from Murray goes long to hand Federer set point and he dinks a shot over the net which the Scot can't reach to take the second set 7-5.’
- ‘The Scot doesn't do enough with his response, allowing Djokovic to dink the ball over to win the point.’
- ‘Some of her flat-racket ground-strokes were irresistible and she was not afraid to chip, dink or gamble in tight situations.’
1930s (originally a North American usage): symbolic of the light action.
A lift on a bicycle.
- ‘you will have to give him a dink on the handlebars’
Carry a passenger on a bicycle.with object ‘I dinked him down the path to the main gate’
- ‘when nobody was watching they would double-dink’
1930s origin unknown.
nounvulgar slang North American
1A man's penis.
2A stupid or contemptible person (used typically of a man)
- ‘rich, entitled 19-year-olds are total dinks’