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pink

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noun \ˈpiŋk\

Definition of pink

  1. :  a ship with a narrow overhanging stern —called also pinkie



Origin of pink

Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke


First Known Use: 15th century


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pink

noun

Definition of pink

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Dianthus of the family Caryophyllaceae, the pink family) of chiefly Eurasian herbs having usually pink, red, or white flowers

  2. 2 a :  the very embodiment :  paragon b (1) :  one dressed in the height of fashion (2) :  elite c :  highest degree possible :  height <keep their house in the pink of repair — Rebecca West>

in the pink
  1. :  in the best of health or condition



Origin of pink

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1573


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pink

noun

Definition of pink

  1. 1 :  any of a group of colors bluish red to red in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation

  2. 2 a :  the scarlet color of a fox hunter's coat; also :  a fox hunter's coat of this color b :  pink-colored clothing c plural :  light-colored trousers formerly worn by army officers

  3. 3 :  pinko



1678

First Known Use of pink

1678


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pink

adjective

Simple Definition of pink

  • : of the color pink

Full Definition of pink

  1. 1 :  of the color pink

  2. 2 :  holding moderately radical and usually socialistic political or economic views

  3. 3 :  emotionally moved :  excited —often used as an intensive <tickled pink>

pink·ness noun

Examples of pink

  1. Her dress is pale pink.



1720

First Known Use of pink

1720


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pink

verb

Definition of pink

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to perforate in an ornamental pattern b :  to cut a saw-toothed edge on

  3. 2 a :  pierce, stab b :  to wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule



Examples of pink

  1. <accidentally pinked my shoulder with his fencing sword>



Origin of pink

Middle English, to thrust


First Known Use: 1503




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