pinkie

1

or pink·y

[ping-kee]

noun Informal.

the little finger.

Origin of pinkie

1
1585–95; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink little finger

pinkie

2
[ping-kee]

noun Australian Informal.

inferior or cheap wine, especially red wine.

Origin of pinkie

2
First recorded in 1895–1900; pink1 + -ie
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Related Words for pinkie

fork, extremity, hook, finger, feeler, claw, pointer, toe, thumb, fang, phalange

Examples from the Web for pinkie

Contemporary Examples of pinkie

Historical Examples of pinkie

  • I like you and I like Pinkie, but I don't want you to cry over me.

    The Eagle's Heart

    Hamlin Garland

  • The battle of Pinkie was fought in 1547, when he was sixteen.

  • "It's from Pinkie and she'll be here on the 3:30 train," she explained, turning to Zinsheimer.

  • Pinkie wrote me all about it, and I wired her to come down here at once.

  • "I suppose Marky sent them," said Pinkie, dropping upon the sofa in disgust.


British Dictionary definitions for pinkie

pinkie

pinky

noun plural -ies

Scot, US and Canadian the little finger

Word Origin for pinkie

C19: from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink 1; compare pinkeye
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Word Origin and History for pinkie
n.

"the little finger," 1808, in Scottish, from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink "little finger," of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pinkie in Medicine

pinkie

n.

The little finger.
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