[ping-kuh n]

verb (used without object)

to grow or turn pink.

Origin of pinken

First recorded in 1885–90; pink1 + -en1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pinken

Historical Examples of pinken

  • It did finally, and with it, when the approaching sun began to pinken the eastern sky, sleep for my tormented sister.

    The Fifth Wheel

    Olive Higgins Prouty

  • This is where the fisherfolk live who go out in their stubby boats, called "pinken," to fish in the North Sea.