Pronunciation: (kingk), [key]
1. a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair, caused by its doubling or bending upon itself.
2. a muscular stiffness or soreness, as in the neck or back.
3. a flaw or imperfection likely to hinder the successful operation of something, as a machine or plan: There are still a few kinks to be worked out of the plan before we start production.
4. a mental twist; notion; whim or crotchet.
a. bizarre or unconventional sexual preferences or behavior.
b. a person characterized by such preferences or behavior.
to form, or cause to form, a kink or kinks, as a rope.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.