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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: dink du·al in·come no kids

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • 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)/

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 October 27, 2020 (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 27, 2020. 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. 27 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dink-dual-income-no-kids/>.