pinky

1
[ping-kee]
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Origin of pinky

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

pinky

2
[ping-kee]
noun, plural pink·ies.
  1. pinkie1.

pinkie

1

or pink·y

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

Origin of pinkie

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

claw, hook, thumb, digit, antenna, extremity, tentacle, feeler, pointer, pinky

Examples from the Web for pinky

Contemporary Examples of pinky

Historical Examples of pinky

  • At intervals along the front were lozenge-shaped panels of pinky marble.

  • His pinky toe was first to enter, Then the big toe, front and center.

  • As soon as you have the work done, Pinky and Cheyne can take the stuff on shore.

    Tom Gerrard

    Louis Becke

  • Go with 'em quietly, 'Pinky,' and maybe it'll be in your favour.

  • Pinky had soared up from his blankets; was lovingly shaking Milt's hand.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for pinky

pinkie

pinky

noun plural -ies
  1. 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 pinky
adj.

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

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

pinky in Medicine

pinkie

n.
  1. The little finger.
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