Definition of DINK (Dual Income No Kids)
DINK (Dual Income No Kids) Pronunciation
Syllabification: dink du·al in·come no kids
- American English – /dIngk (dOO-uhl In-kuhm nOH kIdz)/
- British English – /dEE-ie-en-kay (dyOO-uhl Ing-kuhm nOH kIdz)/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dɪŋk (ˈduəl ˈɪnˌkʌm noʊ kɪdz)/
- British English – /dɪŋk (ˈdju(ː)əl ˈɪnkʌm nəʊ kɪdz)/
- 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
- domestic group
- empty nest
- head of household
- household work strategy
- sandwich generation
- second shift
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “DINK (Dual Income No Kids).” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 2, 2023 (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 October 2, 2023. 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. 2 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dink-dual-income-no-kids/>.