inkling

Part of speech: noun

A hint.

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Usage examples "inkling":

  1. " Well then, it was really what I wanted to give you an inkling of. - "Embarrassments", Henry James.
  2. You think he did not have some inkling of them? - "Balcony Stories", Grace E. King.
  3. Lizzie might be about and Lizzie would promptly go into hysterics if she got an inkling of her mistress's present intentions. - "The Bat", Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart.