Definition of blinking in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbliNGkiNG/ /ˈblɪŋkɪŋ/

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informal British attributive
  • Used to express annoyance.

    • ‘computers can be a blinking nuisance to operators’
    • ‘Well, a lot more flipping interesting than the blinking Suburbs, I reckoned.’
    • ‘As he passed the mobile back, the driver muttered in Thai something to the effect that all foreigners are a blinking nuisance.’
    • ‘It's still happening - it's a blinking nightmare.’
    • ‘Photocopy pages from a travel guide: don't take the whole blinking book, and look like an idiot tourist while trying to find page 576.’
    • ‘The real problem is I don't want to be a blinking teacher at all, despite the fact that I like the children.’
    • ‘We're still nowhere near knowing who the blinking flip the guy actually is.’
    • ‘What the blinking blazes was going on with all those votes?’
    • ‘My outgoings were less than my incomings this month… and about blinking time too.’
    • ‘And a whole blinking decade later, it might be possible to wonder what you were on at the time.’
    • ‘I ran the entire bath but it was too cold and then the blinking water ran out.’
    • ‘I look back at the passengers, some of whom are blinking trying to work out what his issue is.’
    • ‘We have no blinking idea how to program that yet.’
    • ‘As in, I can't put the blinking nets up because I am too short.’
    • ‘This rhetoric could only reassure if you were a blinking idiot and hadn't seen any news coverage of the current situation at all.’
    • ‘What in the blinking blue blazes is he talking about?’
    • ‘How many symptoms of utter blinking derangement can you count in the two lead sentences of the story?’
    • ‘At least I have the screen shot of it to remind me of passing blinking Level 9.’
    damned, damn, damnable, wretched, accursed, rotten, horrible