Kink vs Hobby - What's the difference?
As a verb kink
is to laugh loudly or kink
can be to form a kink or twist.
As a noun kink
is a convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying or kink
can be a tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
As a proper noun hobby is
From (etyl) kinken, kynken, from (etyl) .
To laugh loudly.
To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
From (etyl) or (etyl) .
A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
- We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
* Frederic Swartwout Cozzens
- They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks .
(slang, countable, and, uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
* 2013 , Alison Tyler, H Is for Hardcore (page 13)
- Never a Yankee was born or bred / Without that peculiar kink in his head / By which he could turn the smallest amount / Of whatever he had to the best account.
(Scotland, dialect) A fit of coughing or laughter.
(mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the
- To top it all off, Lynn is into kink . Last night she was really into kink. It's a good thing that today is my day off because I need the time to recuperate and think things over.
To form a kink or twist.
To be formed into a kink or twist.
Shortened from (hobby-horse), from (etyl) hoby, hobyn, .
The meaning of hobby-horse shifted from "small horse, pony" to "child's toy riding horse" to "favorite pastime or avocation" with the connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere". Possibly originally from a proper name for a horse, a diminutive of (Robert) or (Robin) (compare (dobbin)).
An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
(horses) An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the
- I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby .
* (activity done for enjoyment in spare time ): avocation, pastime
From (etyl) hobet, from , diminutive of (hobe).
Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco'', especially ''Falco subbuteo .
* 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 323:
- He hawked – from nearby Esher, Richard Fox sent a servant with a hobby , which Henry received enthusiastically – and hunted, sending a present of freshly slaughtered deer to Princess Mary.
* (African hobby), Falco cuvierii
* (Australian hobby), Falco longipennis
* (Eurasian hobby), Falco subbuteo
* (Oriental hobby), Falco severus