wink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “wink” in the English Dictionary

"wink" in British English

See all translations

winkverb [I]

uk   us   /wɪŋk/
C2 to ​close one ​eye for a ​shorttime as a way of ​greeting someone or ​showingfriendliness, ​sexualinterest, etc., or of ​showing that you are not ​serious about something you have said: Laura winked at me as Stephen ​turned his back. For a second I ​thought he was being ​serious, but then he winked at me. When ​lights wink, they ​keepflashing on and off ​quickly: Reflected in the ​water, the ​lights winked at us from the other ​side of the ​lake. The ​light was winking on the ​answeringmachine.
Phrasal verbs

winknoun [C]

uk   us   /wɪŋk/
the ​action of winking at someone: He gave me a ​conspiratorial wink as they ​left the ​room.
(Definition of wink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wink" in American English

See all translations

winkverb [I]

 us   /wɪŋk/
to ​close one ​eyebriefly as a way of ​greeting someone or of ​showing that you are not ​serious about something you have said: He winked when he said it.
wink
noun [C]  us   /wɪŋk/
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of wink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wink?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More