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pink lady

a cocktail made with gin, grenadine, and the white of eggs, shaken and strained before serving.
(often initial capital letters) a female volunteer in a hospital, usually wearing a pink uniform or pinafore.
Compare candy striper.
Origin of pink lady
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Then don't disappoint Matthew," said the pink lady, laughing.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • "We'll have to keep our eyes open for a pink lady's slipper over in the damp part of the Clarks' field," said Roger.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout and short that you'd really no figure at all?

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

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