One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exact, precise, extremely accurate.
A person who is fastidious or very neat. With the and plural concord: perjink people collectively.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Forbes (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness. Origin uncertain; perhaps from per- + a second element ultimately of imitative origin.
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