fink out

fink out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fingk out]
    • /fɪŋk aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fingk out]
    • /fɪŋk aʊt/

Definitions of fink out words

  • noun fink out a strikebreaker. 1
  • noun fink out a labor spy. 1
  • noun fink out an informer; stool pigeon. 1
  • noun fink out a contemptible or thoroughly unattractive person. 1
  • verb without object fink out to inform to the police; squeal. 1
  • verb without object fink out to act as a strikebreaker; scab. 1

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Origin of fink out

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05, Americanism; compared with German Fink literally, finch, colloquial epithet for an undesirable person, especially an untidy or loose-living one (often in compounds, as Duckfink sycophant, Schmierfink untidy writer); but the transmission of this word to English and the range of meanings of the English word have not been clarified fully

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Parts of speech for Fink out


fink out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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