adjective, kink·i·er, kink·i·est.

  1. full of kinks; closely twisted: a kinky wire.
  2. (of hair) closely or tightly curled.
  3. Slang. marked by unconventional sexual preferences or behavior, as fetishism, sadomasochism, or the like.

adjective kinkier or kinkiest

  1. slang given to unusual, abnormal, or deviant sexual practices
  2. informal exhibiting unusual idiosyncrasies of personality; quirky; eccentric
  3. informal attractive or provocative in a bizarre waykinky clothes
  4. tangled or tightly looped, as a wire or rope
  5. tightly curled, as hair

1844, “full of kinks, twisted, curly,” from kink + -y (2). Meaning “odd, eccentric, crotchety” is from 1859; that of “sexually perverted” is from 1959. Related: Kinkiness.

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