Chink vs. Kink - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Chink

    Chink (also chinki, chinky, chinkie, chinka, chinkapoo or chinker) is an English-language ethnic slur usually referring to a person of Chinese ethnicity. The word is also sometimes indiscriminately used against people of East Asian appearance. The use of the term is considered offensive.

Wiktionary

  • Chink (noun)

    A narrow opening such as a fissure or crack.

  • Chink (noun)

    A chip or dent (in something metallic).

  • Chink (noun)

    A vulnerability or flaw in a protection system or in any otherwise formidable system.

  • Chink (noun)

    A slight sound as of metal objects touching each other; a clink.

  • Chink (noun)

    Ready money, especially in the form of coins.

  • Chink (verb)

    To fill an opening such as the space between logs in a log house with chinking; to caulk.

    "to chink a wall"

  • Chink (verb)

    To crack; to open.

  • Chink (verb)

    To cause to open in cracks or fissures.

  • Chink (verb)

    To make a slight sound like that of metal objects touching.

    "The coins were chinking in his pocket."

  • Chink (verb)

    To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other.

  • Kink (verb)

    To laugh loudly.

  • Kink (verb)

    To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.

  • Kink (verb)

    To form a kink or twist.

  • Kink (verb)

    To be formed into a kink or twist.

  • Kink (noun)

    A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.

  • Kink (noun)

    A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.

    "We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose."

  • Kink (noun)

    A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.

    "They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks."

  • Kink (noun)

    An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.

  • Kink (noun)

    Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.

  • Kink (noun)

    A positive 1-soliton solution to the Sine–Gordon equation

Oxford Dictionary

  • Kink (noun)

    a sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight

    "a kink in the road"

  • Kink (noun)

    a flaw or obstacle in a plan, operation, etc.

    "though the system is making some headway, there are still some kinks to iron out"

  • Kink (noun)

    a quirk of character or behaviour.

  • Kink (noun)

    a person's unusual sexual preference.

  • Kink (noun)

    a crick in the neck.

  • Kink (verb)

    form or cause to form a sharp twist or curve

    "the river kinks violently in a right angle"

    "take care to avoid kinking the wire"

Webster Dictionary

  • Chink (noun)

    A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of a wall.

  • Chink (noun)

    a chinaman; a chinese person; - disparaging and offensive.

  • Chink (noun)

    A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight degree of violence.

  • Chink (noun)

    Money; cash.

  • Chink (verb)

    To crack; to open.

  • Chink (verb)

    To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies.

  • Chink

    To cause to open in cracks or fissures.

  • Chink

    To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall.

  • Chink

    To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other.

  • Kink (noun)

    A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord.

  • Kink (noun)

    An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.

  • Kink (noun)

    A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.

  • Kink (verb)

    To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Chink (noun)

    offensive terms for a person of Chinese descent

  • Chink (noun)

    a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

  • Chink (noun)

    a short light metallic sound

  • Chink (verb)

    make or emit a high sound;

    "tinkling bells"

  • Chink (verb)

    fill the chinks of, as with caulking

  • Chink (verb)

    make cracks or chinks in;

    "The heat checked the paint"

  • Kink (noun)

    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight

  • Kink (verb)

    curl tightly;

    "crimp hair"

  • Kink (verb)

    form a curl, curve, or kink;

    "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

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