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pinkie1

or pink·y

[ping-kee]
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noun Informal.
  1. the little finger.
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Origin of pinkie1

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

pinky1

[ping-kee]
noun, plural pink·ies.
  1. pink3.
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Origin of pinky1

1830–40; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink pink3

pinkie2

[ping-kee]
noun Australian Informal.
  1. inferior or cheap wine, especially red wine.
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Origin of pinkie2

First recorded in 1895–1900; pink1 + -ie

pinky2

[ping-kee]
noun, plural pink·ies.
  1. pinkie1.
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  • You are not like my people, the Pinkies, and there is no place for you in our country.

    Sky Island

    L. Frank Baum

  • "And the Pinkies are anxious to get home," added Rosalie, who was present.

    Sky Island

    L. Frank Baum

  • Then she turned to Rosalie and asked: "How would you like to rule the Pinkies?"

    Sky Island

    L. Frank Baum

  • The Pinkies turned away and conversed together in low tones.

    Sky Island

    L. Frank Baum

  • This statement astonished all the Pinkies, who looked at the Witch inquiringly.

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    L. Frank Baum


British Dictionary definitions for pinkies

pinkie

pinky

noun plural -ies
  1. Scot, US and Canadian the little finger
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Word Origin

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

pinkie

n.

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

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pinky

adj.

"pinkish," late 18c., from pink (n.) + -y (2).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pinkies in Medicine

pinkie

n.
  1. The little finger.
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