1. (US Und.) a traitor, an informer.
|Eve Jrnl. (Wilmington, DE) 25 July 6/3: Refrring to him in very uncomplimentary terms, and calling him a ‘gink’ and a ‘sneak’.|
|Phila. Eve. Bulletin 5 Oct. 40/4: Here are a few more terms and definitions from the ‘Racket’ vocabulary: [...] ‘gink,’ a traitor.|
2. (orig. US, also ginkerino) a stupid, useless person.
|Wash. Post (DC) 30 Dec. 64: [caretoon strip] Uncle Louie was a foxy gink — was he?|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 21: Who’s the gink with the brush.in Zwilling|
|Door of Dread 55: Gee, but the ginks yuh bump into at this game!|
|Top-Notch 1 Sept. 🌐 The ginkerino who had told of Shakesbeer [...] and so forth and so on, was out of sight.‘Hail the Professor’|
|Mint (1955) 128: We are Air Force [...] and superior to civvy ginks.|
|Chicago May (1929) 147: The manager [...] kicked my admirer out when I told him the gink had followed me from Buenos Aires.|
|Thieves Like Us (1999) 177: Look at that gink out there, the four-eyed one.|
|Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 58: I never seen a meaner cuss in a ruckus than that ornery gink.|
|Getaway in Four Novels (1983) 100: Them ginks don’t even know what we’re talking about.|
|Up the Junction 2: Bet they’re all married, dirty ginks!|
|‘SWAP Dict. Teen-age Sl’ in Ebony Mar. 98/2: Gink: a ‘square’ [...] as in ‘That giunk just cut loose the foxiest broad around’.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
|Bad Sex on Speed 34: It took her days. Gink-work. That’s how she made them.|
3. (orig. US) a peasant.
|Shorty McCabe on the Job 214: He calls up a thin, peak-nosed, wild-eyed gink who’s wearin’ a greasy waiter’s coat.|
|Beef, Iron and Wine (1917) 158: If anybody knows anything that was the gink.‘Canada Kid’ in|
4. (US tramp) a tramp who worked seasonally or occasionally.
|Landloper 37: They had a gink in a padded cell in the jail.|
|Mother of the Hoboes 44: Gink or Gandy Stiff: occasionally labored, a day or two at the most. [Ibid.] 61: ‘This must be a training quarter for circus dogs,’ observed the gink.|
|‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 448: Gink, A tramp who occasionally works.|
5. (US) a fellow, a person (not pej.); also as a jovial/affectionate term of address.
|Daffydils 12 Dec. [synd. cartoon strip] The gink stabbed the air a few times.|
|God’s Man 265: I’m trying to learn to talk the way you educated ginks do.|
|Adventures of a Boomer Op. 27: There stood a guy about six foot four and as broad as a moving van, was a good natured looking gink though.|
|On Broadway 6 Aug. [synd. col.] Weber and Heilbroner’s ad [...] showed a handsome gink smoking a pipe – with a ciggie in his right hand.|
|Bound for Glory (1969) 160: Who’s them ginks in th’ shack?|
|Holy Smoke 78: These archaeology ginks had nutted it out.|
|Cunning Linguist (1973) 67: I [...] stretched with all the luxury in that gesture for a gink who’s been parked behind the wheel of a car for twelve solid hours.|
|(con. WWII) Soldier Erect 134: He will want men he can trust, ginks who feel the same as he does.|
|Tales from a City Farmyard 109: Right enough, the clever ginks had climbed the Marion Villas wall.|
6. an animal, esp. a stubborn one.
|What Outfit, Buddy? 45: It was a battle to get that gink in his stall.|
7. (US) an East Asian.
|Lonesome Cowboy 45: The ugly gink is a half breed chink.‘The Big Corral’ in|