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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But then, Bricken pairs the boxy jackets with skinny flat-front trousers or slinky silk shirts.
▪ However, for slinky evening wear, black, be it opaque or sheer, is still the right choice.
▪ I discarded my unfamiliar new slinky satin pyjamas for my familiar old sweater and jeans and headed for the nearest shops.
▪ Neither slinky dresses nor thigh-throttling jeans and undulating cleavage seem to arouse the slightest passion into those zombies on the terraces.
▪ Soon, society women were wearing slinky dresses that favored a more small-breasted, slender figure.
▪ This lovely pin stripe looks a lot sexier on our slinky slicker than stretched across some tycoon's big tum.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slinky \Slink"y\, a. Thin; lank. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"sinuous and slender," of women or clothes, 1921, from slink + -y (2). Related: Slinkily; slinkiness. As a proprietary name (with capital from S-) for a coil of spring marketed as a toy, 1948, by James Industries Inc., Philadelphia, U.S.A.


a. 1 furtive, stealthy or catlike 2 (context UK dialect dated English) thin; lank n. (context mathematics English) A three-dimensional curve — a spiral wound around a helix.


Slinky is a toy; a precompressed helical spring invented by Richard James in the early 1940s. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, or appear to levitate for a period of time after it has been dropped. These interesting characteristics have contributed to its success as a toy in its home country of United States, resulting in many popular toys with slinky components in a wide range of countries.

Usage examples of "slinky".

Even Drek Dragon got to dance with a slinky lady dragon, in their fashion, and she loved his perfume.

The entire body, which stood perhaps 165 centimeters discounting the heels, was curvaceous and sported two rather ample mammallike breasts that were easily seen thanks to the rather slinky black dress the creature wore.

The other bandmembers are in black also, Flower in a seductive slinky gown, Goldberg in a suit that largely makes him invisible.

Elizabeth Short took up six whole pages, most of the ink portraying her as a slinky femme fatale in a tight black dress.

It had always been a loaded word for her, filled with connotations of cheap, slinky women in backstreet apartments, living out lives of emotional frustration.

In his letters home, he neglected to tell his parents that Ted and Marion were separated for the summer—not to mention that he regularly masturbated to Marion’s scent while clinging to her slinky clothes.

And the slinky girls who had been at the bar must be just from the model school.

She didn't play games by wearing slinky nightgowns and then pretending to be embarrassed by what was revealed, but she didn't have to.

Her complexion was as smooth as an air-brushed bosom in Playboy, an attribute that made it possible for her to play roles ranging from gosh-wow ingenues to slinky sexpots with equal success.

He wanted her to wear the slinky, seductive shorts she'd worn before, and his eyes glittered as he watched her pull them on.

Feminine hands slid into stronger ones, slinky silks covering voluptuous forms moved in close to the males, syncopating their high-heeled strides to the determined ones on their right.

Within minutes after Quiros left his car, Lathrop made his own exit and trailed behind him to the carousel, where the slinky blonde had been waiting for Enrique near the ticket line.