- the little finger.
Origin of pinkie1
1585–95; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink little finger
- inferior or cheap wine, especially red wine.
Origin of pinkie2
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As I rub my left hand, I notice a small bruise around the knuckle of my pinkie finger.After War: Anger, Panic, and Sometimes Peace
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The battle of Pinkie was fought in 1547, when he was sixteen.The Mystery of Mary Stuart
Pinkie wrote me all about it, and I wired her to come down here at once.
"It's from Pinkie and she'll be here on the 3:30 train," she explained, turning to Zinsheimer.
Furthermore, Pinkie's hat was of the early spring vintage, and the ribbon was faded.
- Scot, US and Canadian the little finger
C19: from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink 1; compare pinkeye
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Word Origin and History for pinkie
"the little finger," 1808, in Scottish, from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink "little finger," of uncertain origin.
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- The little finger.
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