There were also Juicy Couture-style tracksuits in a spectrum of pinks, as well as in-your-face silver leggings.
And then those girls were as pretty as pinks, now weren't they?
I put the pinks in my room and pinned on the mignonette because it matched my dress.
She has not seen his face, she does not know his name; she sees him in visions induced by the perfume of jessamine or of pinks.
Little Dennet came running down after them with two pinks in her hands.
The colours were continually but slowly changing, and finally the darker hues gradually suffused and dyed the pinks and crimsons.
What wonderful flowers these pinks of St. Ursula's are, for life!
Each one had made for his hole as fast as his legs could carry him, so that the Princess could safely take her pot of pinks.
And what does my lady do but get up and turn her back, arranging some pinks in the window.
I've discovered that pinks are feminine and roses masculine.
1570s, common name of Dianthus, a garden plant of various colors, of unknown origin. Its use for "pale rose color" first recorded 1733 (pink-coloured is recorded from 1680s), from one of the colors of the flowers. The plant name is perhaps from pink (v.) via notion of "perforated" petals, or from Dutch pink "small" (see pinkie), from the term pinck oogen "half-closed eyes," literally "small eyes," which was borrowed into English (1570s) and may have been used as a name for Dianthus, which sometimes has pale red flowers.
The flower meaning led (by 1590s) to a figurative use for "the flower" or finest example of anything (e.g. Mercutio's "Nay, I am the very pinck of curtesie," Rom. & Jul. II.iv.61). Political noun sense "person perceived as left of center but not entirely radical (i.e. red)" is attested by 1927, but the image dates to at least 1837. Pink slip "discharge notice" is first recorded 1915. To see pink elephants "hallucinate from alcoholism" first recorded 1913 in Jack London's "John Barleycorn."
c.1200, pungde "pierce, stab," later (early 14c.) "make holes in; spur a horse," of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Romanic stem that also yielded French piquer, Spanish picar (see pike (n.2)). Or perhaps from Old English pyngan and directly from Latin pungere "to prick, pierce" (see pungent). Surviving mainly in pinking shears.