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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  dink \dink\, n. (Tennis)
     a ball hit softly that falls to the ground just beyond the
     net.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:



  dink \dink\, n.
     an Asian person, especially a Vietnamese; -- used
     contemptuously, considered disparaging and offensive. [U.S.
     slang]
  
     Syn: slant, slope. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dink \Dink\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     Trim; neat. [Scot.] --Burns. -- {Dink"ly}, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  dink \dink\, v. t.
     To deck; -- often with out or up. [Scot.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  dink \dink\, n. [ca. 1985, acronym from double income no kids.]
     either of a married couple who both are employed and have no
     children. The term is often used as the prototype of
     midde-class persons with higher-than-average disposable
     income.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  DINK
       n 1: a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym
            for dual income no kids)
       2: a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after
          crossing the net [syn: {drop shot}]

From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  dink /dink/ adj. Said of a machine that has the {bitty box} nature; a
     machine too small to be worth bothering with -- sometimes the system
     you're currently forced to work on. First heard from an MIT hacker
     working on a CP/M system with 64K, in reference to any 6502 system, then
     from fans of 32-bit architectures about 16-bit machines. "GNUMACS will
     never work on that dink machine." Probably derived from mainstream
     `dinky', which isn't sufficiently pejorative. See {macdink}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

  dink
       
          /dink/ Said of a machine that has the {bitty box} nature; a
          machine too small to be worth bothering with - sometimes the
          system you're currently forced to work on.  First heard from
          an {MIT} hacker working on a {CP/M} system with 64K, in
          reference to any {6502} system, then from fans of 32 bit
          architectures about 16-bit machines.  "GNUMACS will never work
          on that dink machine."  Probably derived from mainstream
          "dinky", which isn't sufficiently pejorative.
       
          See {macdink}.
       
          [{Jargon File}]
       
          (1994-10-31)
       
       

















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