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  1. somewhat pink: The sky at sunset has a pinkish glow.
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Origin of pinkish

First recorded in 1775–85; pink1 + -ish1
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Examples from the Web for pinkish

Historical Examples of pinkish

  • Flesh yellowish-white, slowly changing to pinkish when bruised.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • It is whitish, or yellowish, or pinkish, with its branches red-tipped.

  • The active material has a pinkish color and is badly shrunken.

  • And now far off she saw the dust blowing in a long, rolling, pinkish line.

    The Indian's Hand

    Lorimer Stoddard

  • The stone is brown, with a pinkish tint, and does not seem to stain easily.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)