Definition of Twinkie in US English:

Twinkie

noun

US
  • 1trademark A small finger-shaped sponge cake with a white synthetic cream filling.

    • ‘If it wasn't for me, we would have nothing but twinkies and coke in our refrigerator.’
    • ‘Paul opened up an individually-wrapped twinkie.’
    • ‘She moved into the kitchen, meaning to heat up a frozen dinner, but found twinkie wrappers littering the counter.’
    • ‘Grabbing his jacket, and the old brown paper bag with one sandwich, a twinkie, and his thermos bottle he heads out the back door and down the steps.’
    • ‘As they neared the lab, Jessi fished into her bag, pulling out a packet of twinkies.’
  • 2offensive, informal A gay or effeminate man, or a young man regarded as an object of homosexual desire.

Origin

1970s: probably related to twinkle.

Pronunciation

Twinkie

/ˈtwiNGkē/