pink


1pink

noun \ˈpiŋk\

Definition of PINK

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

Origin of PINK

Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke
First Known Use: 15th century

2pink

noun

Definition of PINK

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
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
:  in the best of health or condition

Origin of PINK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1573

3pink

noun

Definition of PINK

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
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
:  pinko

First Known Use of PINK

1678

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

4pink

adjective

: of the color pink

Full Definition of PINK

1
:  of the color pink
2
:  holding moderately radical and usually socialistic political or economic views
3
:  emotionally moved :  excited —often used as an intensive <tickled pink>
pink·ness noun

Examples of PINK

  1. Her dress is pale pink.

First Known Use of PINK

1720

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

5pink

verb

Definition of PINK

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