Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HINK-SKINK, n. Small beer. Sc. 1847  R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes 319:
There's first guid ale, and syne guid ale, And second ale, and some, Hink-skink, and ploughman's drink, And scour-the-gate, and trim.

[Orig. obscure. Cf. Inkie-pinkie and for the second element, see Skink, v.]

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