Definition of winkle:
old maid, show off, scintillate, blink, wink, nictitate, dash, scud, periwinkle, blink away, twinkle, red periwinkle, shoot, ostentate, coruscate, sparkle, flaunt, flash, scoot, nictate, rose periwinkle, winkle out, dart, cayenne jasmine, swank.
- "Bardell v. Pickwick", Percy Fitzgerald.
The moment the words fell from Mr. Winkle's lips, Mr. Phunky sat down, and Serjeant Snubbin rather hastily told him he might leave the box, which Mr. Winkle prepared to do with great readiness, when Serjeant Buzfuz stopped him.- "Bardell v. Pickwick", Percy Fitzgerald.
Before Mr. Pickwick could reply, there was a low murmuring of voices outside, and a hesitating knock at the door; and Mr. Winkle, Mr. Tupman, and Mr. Snodgrass entering most opportunely, at last, by their united pleadings, Mr. Pickwick was fairly argued out of his resolutions.- "The World's Greatest Books, Vol III", Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds..