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pinkie1

or pinky

[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, Informal.
1.
the little finger.
Origin of pinkie1
1585-1595
1585-95; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink little finger

pinky1

[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, plural pinkies.
1.
pink3 .
Origin
1830-40; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink pink3

pinkie2

[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, Australian Informal.
1.
inferior or cheap wine, especially red wine.
Origin
1895-1900; pink1 + -ie

pinky2

[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, plural pinkies.
1.
pinkie1 .
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  • But this incident had determined the pinkies to consider our friends prisoners and to take them immediately before their Queen.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • You are not like my people, the pinkies, and there is no place for you in our country.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • There was silence for a moment, while all the pinkies seemed to think deeply.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • "And the pinkies are anxious to get home," added Rosalie, who was present.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • The Blueskins were not keeping a very close watch, as they were confident the pinkies could not get into the City.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • Then she turned to Rosalie and asked: "How would you like to rule the pinkies?"

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • Down in Maine years ago the pinkies used to sail equipped with numerous short poles whereby to trail for mackerel.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • I think I shall have a sensible brown and green meal before I go, and then I can nibble elegantly at the pinkies.

    About Peggy Saville Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  • But the thought occurred to him that if he could avoid being caught by the pinkies they would be unable to harm him.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for pinkies

pinkie

/ˈpɪŋkɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
(Scot & US, Canadian) the little finger
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink1; compare pinkeye
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Word Origin and History for pinkies

pinkie

n.

"the little finger," 1808, in Scottish, from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink "little finger," of uncertain origin.

pinky

adj.

"pinkish," late 18c., from pink (n.) + -y (2).

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pinkies in Medicine

pinkie pink·ie or pink·y (pĭng'kē)
n.
The little finger.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for pinkies

pinky

modifier

: pinky ring

noun

The little finger: Pardon my lifted pinky (1860+)

Related Terms

play stinky-pinky

[fr an earlier adjective sense, ''small, tiny'']

Pinky

noun

(also Pink) Nickname for a red-headed person (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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