pink

1
[ pingk ]
/ pɪŋk /

noun

adjective, pink·er, pink·est.


Nearby words

  1. piniform,
  2. pinion,
  3. pinite,
  4. pinitol,
  5. piniós,
  6. pink bollworm,
  7. pink champagne,
  8. pink coat,
  9. pink disease,
  10. pink elephants

Idioms

    tickled pink. tickle(def 10).

Origin of pink

1
First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain

Related formspink·ness, noun

pink

2
[ pingk ]
/ pɪŋk /

verb (used with object)

to pierce with a rapier or the like; stab.
to finish at the edge with a scalloped, notched, or other ornamental pattern.
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.

Origin of pink

2
1275–1325; Middle English pynken to prick, derivative of Old English pinca point, itself derivative of pinn pin

pink

3
[ pingk ]
/ pɪŋk /

noun

a vessel with a pink stern.
Also pinky.

Compare pink stern.

Origin of pink

3
1425–75; late Middle English pinck < Middle Dutch pinke fishing boat

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British Dictionary definitions for pink

pink

1
/ (pɪŋk) /

noun

adjective

verb

(intr) another word for knock (def. 7)
Derived Formspinkish, adjectivepinkness, nounpinky, adjective

Word Origin for pink

C16 (the flower), C18 (the colour): perhaps a shortening of pinkeye

verb (tr)

to prick lightly with a sword or rapier
to decorate (leather, cloth, etc) with a perforated or punched pattern
to cut with pinking shears

Word Origin for pink

C14: perhaps of Low German origin; compare Low German pinken to peck

noun

a sailing vessel with a narrow overhanging transom

Word Origin for pink

C15: from Middle Dutch pinke, of obscure origin

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Word Origin and History for pink
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Idioms and Phrases with pink

pink

see in the pink; tickled pink.

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