a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple.
any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnation.: Compare pink family.
the flower of such a plant; carnation.
the highest or best form, degree, or example of something: Those runners are in the pink of condition. Her parties are the pink of perfection.
Older Slang: Disparaging. pinko.
Business Informal. a carbon copy, as of a sales slip or invoice, made on pink tissue paper.
Fox Hunting. pink coat.
pinkish-tan gabardine trousers formerly worn by military officers as part of the dress uniform.
the scarlet color of hunting pinks.
of the color pink: pink marble.
Older Slang: Disparaging.
holding mildly leftist political opinions.
leaning toward communist ideology.
Informal. of or relating to gay people or gay sexual orientation.
Idioms about pink
in the pink, healthy, physically fit, or in high spirits: I’m feeling very much in the pink today, after a refreshing walk in the countryside.
tickled pink. tickle (def. 11).
- pink·ness, noun
Other definitions for pink (2 of 3)
to pierce with a rapier or the like; stab.
to finish (fabric) at the edge with a scalloped, notched, or other pattern, as to prevent fraying or for ornament.
to punch (cloth, leather, etc.) with small holes or figures for ornament.
Chiefly British Dialect. to adorn or ornament, especially with scalloped edges or a punched-out pattern.
How to use pink in a sentence
A translucent plastic chair hangs from the ceiling, which is also pink and feathered.
Ari, the girls, and I are sitting at a wooden table that’s been hand-painted neon pink, in chairs wrapped in bubblegum marabou feathers.
Ideal for kids between 2-5, and available in a broad range of colors for all personalities, from lime green to bright pink to camo.
More than 6,000 pink-nosed merino sheep roam the 2,500 rolling acres that constitute Glenaan Station, a century-old farm two hours north of Christchurch.Allbirds is stepping up for the planet—by treading lightly on it | sheilamarikar | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
Here, everything is pink, everyone is happy, and, as it turns out, pretty much everything is fake.The Museum of Ice Cream’s Not Only an Instagram Fantasy, It’s Also a Nightmare Workplace | Elazar Sontag | July 2, 2020 | Eater
Twin girls, Greta and Grace, run around the floor in circles, wearing pink playsuits with tiny pink wings attached.
She is smiling, a pink-striped hat on her head and a mini rainbow lollipop sticking out of her mouth.Even Grade School Kids Are Protesting the Garner Killing Now | Caitlin Dickson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A guy wearing pink appeared to be spotting her, but I was worried that he could have gotten impaled by those Stiletto heels.
On social media, Madusa refers to her fans as pink warriors.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Uber pridefully wears its evil reputation the way other on-demand ride-sharing services wear fuzzy pink mustaches.
The pink flowers are the largest while those of a yellow color are the smallest.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
That poor, pretty creature, starving, in her charming pink dress and hat of roses.
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.Uncanny Tales | Various
"I am sorry," she replied instead, not saying a word about the poor little toes which the pretty pink lady had crushed.
Her eyes were not nearly as soft as they had been, while she picked up the hanging folds of pink cloth, and went on.
British Dictionary definitions for pink (1 of 3)
any of a group of colours with a reddish hue that are of low to moderate saturation and can usually reflect or transmit a large amount of light; a pale reddish tint
pink cloth or clothing: dressed in pink
any of various Old World plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, such as D. plumarius (garden pink), cultivated for their fragrant flowers: See also carnation (def. 1)
any of various plants of other genera, such as the moss pink
the flower of any of these plants
the highest or best degree, condition, etc (esp in the phrases in the pink of health, in the pink)
a huntsman's scarlet coat
a huntsman who wears a scarlet coat
of the colour pink
British informal left-wing
sympathetic to or influenced by Communism
leftist or radical, esp half-heartedly
informal of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality: the pink vote
(of a huntsman's coat) scarlet or red
(intr) another word for knock (def. 7)
- pinkish, adjective
- pinkness, noun
- pinky, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for pink (2 of 3)
to prick lightly with a sword or rapier
to decorate (leather, cloth, etc) with a perforated or punched pattern
to cut with pinking shears
British Dictionary definitions for pink (3 of 3)
a sailing vessel with a narrow overhanging transom
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pink
see in the pink; tickled pink.
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