pinkie

1

or pink·y

[ping-kee]

noun Informal.

the little finger.

Nearby words

  1. pinkerton,
  2. pinkerton, allan,
  3. pinkeye,
  4. pinkham,
  5. pinkiang,
  6. pinking iron,
  7. pinking shears,
  8. pinkish,
  9. pinko,
  10. pinkroot

Origin of pinkie

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

pinky

1
[ping-kee]

noun, plural pink·ies.

Origin of pinky

1
1830–40; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink pink3

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

pinky

2
[ping-kee]

noun, plural pink·ies.

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British Dictionary definitions for pinkies

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 pinkies
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Medicine definitions for pinkies

pinkie

n.

The little finger.

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