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2 letters words from 'ink'

IN 2KI 6

All 3 letters words made out of ink

ink nik ikn kin nki kni

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Definitions and meaning of ink



From Middle English ynke, from Old French enque, from Latin encaustum (purple ink used by Roman emperors to sign documents), from Ancient Greek ἔγκαυστον (énkauston, burned-in), from ἐν (en, in) + καίω (kaíō, burn). In this sense, displaced native Old English blæc (ink, literally black).


  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: ĭngk, IPA(key): /ɪŋk/
  • (General American, pre-/ŋ/ tensing), IPA(key): /iŋk/
  • Homophone: inc.
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk


ink (usually uncountable, plural inks)

  1. A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc.
  2. (countable) A particular type, color or container of this fluid.
  3. The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy.
  4. (slang, uncountable) Publicity.
    Synonyms: ballyhoo, flak, hoopla, hype, plug, spotlight
    • 1999, Washington Post (4 June 1999)
      [Judith] Hope [...] has been getting ink by the barrelful with her regular interviews quoting conversations with the first lady, on subjects ranging from Senate ambitions to summer and post-White House living arrangements.
  5. (slang, uncountable) Tattoo work.
    Synonym: paint
    • 1998, The Offspring, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) (song)
      Now he's getting a tattoo. / Yeah, he's getting ink done. / He asked for a 13, / But they drew a 31.
  6. (slang) Cheap red wine.

Alternative forms

  • inke (obsolete)

Derived terms



ink (third-person singular simple present inks, present participle inking, simple past and past participle inked)

  1. (transitive) To apply ink to; to cover or smear with ink.
  2. (transitive) To sign (a contract or similar document).
  3. (transitive) To apply a tattoo to (someone).
  4. (intransitive, of a squid or octopus) to eject ink (sense 3)


  • (sign): endorse, initial, inscribe, subscribe


See also

  • dye
  • ink on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • -kin, -kin-, -nik, Kin, Nik, k'in, kin



From Dutch inkt


  • IPA(key): /əŋk/


ink (plural inkte or inke)

  1. ink


ink (present ink, present participle inkende, past participle geïnk)

  1. to ink

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of inc

  • a coloured liquid used in writing.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)