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DINK (Dual Income No Kids)

Definition of DINK (Dual Income No Kids)

(noun) Acronym for dual (double) income no kids which means a couple with two jobs and no children.

DINK (Dual Income No Kids) Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dɪŋk ˈdjuːəl ˈɪnˌkəm noʊ kidz/
      • /dɪŋk ˈdjuːəl ˈɪŋˌkəm noʊ kidz/
    • British English
      • /dɪŋk ˈdjuːəl ˈɪŋkʌm nəʊ kɪdz/
      • /dɪŋk ˈdjuːəl ˈɪnkʌm nəʊ kɪdz/
      • /dɪŋk ˈdjuːəl ˈɪŋkəm nəʊ kɪdz/
      • /dɪŋk ˈdjuːəl ˈɪnkəm nəʊ kɪdz/
  • Syllabification: (du·al in·come no kids)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: DINKs
  • Alternatives exist such as DINKY: dual (double) income no kids yet or DINKER: dual (double) income no kids early retirement.
  • In contrast to DINK, DEWK is dually (doubly) employed with kids.
  • Variant spelling: DINKS or DINKs

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Cite the Definition of DINK (Dual Income No Kids)

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “DINK (Dual Income No Kids).” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dink-dual-income-no-kids/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

DINK (Dual Income No Kids). (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dink-dual-income-no-kids/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “DINK (Dual Income No Kids).” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/dink-dual-income-no-kids/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“DINK (Dual Income No Kids).” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dink-dual-income-no-kids/>.