EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FINK

"I'll try and fink of something for you," said Poppy gravely.

I should fink she could ride now, and not tumble over so much.

Fink was good tem to stea' from him, an' getta his go' an' sivver.

I fink some day it'll be as big as the one on Mrs. Handsomebody's chin.

And when I told him he replied: "I fink I can get 'em done at harf-price nah."

If she comes, we'll just run round the house, and she'll fink we've come back way.

Tisnt but a little mite of a persecute, when we fink about Jesuss, is it, mamma?

I fink the writing says, Miss Daisy Ransom, with somebody's respects.

I'm beginnin' to fink she's gowing to do milord the mokkis prahd.

Me fink massa not like black man him blood—not berrah berrah much.

WORD ORIGIN

1902, of uncertain origin, possibly from German Fink "a frivolous or dissolute person," originally "finch;" the German word also had a sense of "informer" (cf. stool pigeon). The other theory traces it to Pinks, short for Pinkerton agents, the private police force hired to break up the 1892 Homestead strike. As a verb, 1925 in American English slang. Related: Finked; finking.

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