yoink

yoink

1. A humorous onomatopoeia representing the sound of someone snatching something away (from someone else) very quickly and surreptitiously. Often said aloud when one takes something in a playful or teasing manner. A: "Ooh, these French fries look delicious. Yoink!" B: "Hey, I was eating those!"
2. verb By extension, to steal something in such a manner. Someone yoinked the pen from off my desk when I wasn't looking.

yoink something

tv. to steal something. He yoinked a bike from the rack.
See also: something, yoink
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"Yoink!" The boy sputters and squirms and scrapes off his hand, wiping his nose like it was dirty.
They later told us that they were thinking two things when we first crossed paths: "Who are these jokers and why do they want to steal the park away from the kids?" It took two years for the community to get to this stage in the negations, and some clowns weren't going to waltz fight in and yoink it away from them.
Yoink. This is probably the most d'oh-like of the Simpsons words, in that it is an exclamation that always accompanies the same kind of action: when a character steals, snatches, grabs, or otherwise takes something from another character, the snatcher usually says yoink!
DOUBLE ACT: Sarah and Freddie plan to wed; OLD FLAME: Kimberly was engaged to Freddie; BRIDE TO BE: Sarah is ready to tie the knot and break millions of male hearts; CRIME TEAM: Sarah and Freddie, far right, with the gang; YOINKS: Sarah's character Daphne hits hard in Scooby Doo