[ 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.

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

Origin of pink

1275–1325; Middle English pynken to prick, derivative of Old English pinca point, itself derivative of pinn pin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pinked

British Dictionary definitions for pinked


/ (pɪŋk) /




(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


/ (pɪŋk) /

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


/ (pɪŋk) /


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 pinked
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Idioms and Phrases with pinked


see in the pink; tickled pink.

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