- jinks, prankish or frolicsome activities.
- British Dialect. chink2
- boisterous or mischievous play (esp in the phrase high jinks)
- to move swiftly or jerkily or make a quick turn in order to dodge or elude
- a jinking movement
“to wheel or fling about in dancing,” 1715, Scottish, of unknown origin. As a noun, 1786, “act of eluding,” probably from the verb in the sense “elude” (1774). For high jinks, see hijinks.
see high jinks.