What does the word inkling mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A hint.

Usage examples for inkling

  1. " Well then, it was really what I wanted to give you an inkling of. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  2. You think he did not have some inkling of them? – Balcony Stories by 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 by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart