Kink

kink [kink kinks] noun, verb BrE [kɪŋk]
NAmE [kɪŋk]
noun
1. a bend or twist in sth that is usually straight
a dog with a kink in its tail
(figurative) We need to iron out the kinks in the new system.
2. (informal, disapproving) an unusual feature in a person's character or mind, especially one that does not seem normal
3. (NAmE) = crick
Word Origin:
late 17th cent.: from Middle Low German kinke, probably from Dutch kinken ‘to kink’.
verb intransitive, transitive ~ (sth)
to develop or make sth develop a bend or twist
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Word Origin:
late 17th cent.: from Middle Low German kinke, probably from Dutch kinken ‘to kink’.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.
1.A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord.
2.An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
v. i.1.To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.
[imp. & p. p. Kinked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Kinking.]
n.1.A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.

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