As nouns the difference between kinker and rinker
is that kinker
is a performer in a circus while rinker
is (colloquial) one who skates at a rink.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A performer in a circus.
* 2006 , Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants , Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, pages 36-37:
- "So, what's the vernacular then?" I say finally. ¶ "They're called kinkers," says Camel..."don't you go calling them 'kinkers' to their faces, neither." ¶ "What do I call them?" ¶ "Performers...There's them and there's us, and you're us," says Camel.