kinky

Kinky is a word for unusual things: especially things that are sexually unusual. It's also a term for frizzy hair.

As a general term, kinky can refer to anything that is far-out, quirky, or offbeat. More specifically, this is a sexual term for acts that are a little odd, such as a foot fetish. There's also kinky hair: hair with tight curls that is also called crisp, frizzy, and nappy. There's isn't any connection between kinky hair and the first two meanings of kinky. Words just mean different things, and no one knows exactly why.

Definitions of kinky
  1. adjective
    (of hair) in small tight curls
    synonyms: crisp, frizzly, frizzy, nappy
    curly
    (of hair) having curls or waves
  2. adjective
    informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    synonyms: far-out, offbeat, quirky, way-out
    unconventional
    not conventional or conformist
  3. adjective
    (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    synonyms: perverted
    abnormal, unnatural
    not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
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