pink·​ish | \ˈpiŋ-kish \

Definition of pinkish 

: somewhat pink especially : tending to be pink in politics

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pinkishness noun

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Rome’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana stands washed in a pinkish gold hue at sunset. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "In Mid-October, LVMH Will Offer a Rare Glimpse Into 76 of Its Worldwide Maisons," 27 Aug. 2018 Basal cell carcinoma can look like a zit or a mole and is usually pinkish or flesh-toned in color, while squamous cell carcinoma looks more like a wart that bleeds if scratched or bumped. Emily Wang, Allure, "Caitlyn Jenner Just Revealed That She Had Skin Cancer Removed From Her Nose," 20 Mar. 2018 The pinkish-brown shade is ideal for layering under any lipstick with brown undertones, which brings us to our next product... Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "The June 2018 Allure x Kat Von D Beauty Box: See All the Product Samples You'll Get This Month," 14 May 2018 The grasses glowed green and yellow, even pinkish, a vast coastal prairie ablaze in the afternoon sun. Jenna Russell,, "There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks," 21 June 2018 The shades in the peachy neutral Heat Stroke quad are intriguingly and freely named: Sandy Crotch (pearly orange), Brash (pinkish brick), Mabuhay (peachy brown), and Ruddy (golden red). Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Who’s Ready for ‘Sandy Crotch’ Eye Shadow?," 31 May 2018 There’s still a long road ahead; the San Gabriel foothills, after all, are often surrounded by a pinkish haze. John Lippert, The Seattle Times, "She may bring cookies, but California clean-air regulator is powerful and blunt," 27 May 2018 This was a dainty, pinkish-brown bean of uncommon taste and velvety texture, grown in Hidalgo. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 This member of the buckwheat family can grow to 2 feet high with large stalks that can be pinkish-green or deep red, depending on the variety. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Rhubarb season is here. Time to make bread.," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pinkish

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinkish was in 1785

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pink·​ish | \ˈpiŋ-kish \

Kids Definition of pinkish

: somewhat pink

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