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pink 1

1. Any of a group of colors reddish in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation.
a. Any of various plants of the genus Dianthus, such as sweet William, often cultivated for their showy, fragrant, usually pink, red, or white flowers. Also called dianthus.
b. Any of several other plants in the pink family, such as the wild pink.
c. A flower of any of these plants.
3. The highest or best degree: in the pink of health.
4. pinks
a. Light-colored trousers formerly worn as part of the winter semidress uniform by US Army officers.
b. The scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
5. Slang A pinko.
adj. pink·er, pink·est
1. Of the color pink.
2. Slang Having moderately leftist political opinions.

[Early Modern English, flower of the genus Dianthus, perhaps from pink, to peer, blink, wink (probably from Dutch pinken, of unknown origin), or from pink (in reference to the jagged edge of the flower's petals ).]

pink′ness n.

pink 2

tr.v. pinked, pink·ing, pinks
1. To stab lightly with a pointed weapon; prick.
2. To decorate with a perforated pattern.
3. To cut with pinking shears.

[Middle English pingen, pinken, to push, prick, from Old English pyngan, from Latin pungere; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pink 3

 (pĭngk) also pink·ie or pink·y (pĭng′kē)
n. pl. pinks also pink·ies Nautical
A small sailing vessel with a sharply narrowed stern and an overhanging transom.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinkness - the quality of being pink
pink - a light shade of red
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[ˈpɪŋknɪs] nroseur fpink pound npouvoir m d'achat des gayspink slip n
(US) (terminating employment)avis m de licenciement
(Australian) (= MOT certificate) → attestation f de contrôle techniquepin money n (British)argent m de poche


(piŋk) noun, adjective
1. (of) (any shade of) a colour between red and white. a dress of pink satin.
2. (of) the colour of healthy skin. pink cheeks; Her cheeks are pink with health.
ˈpinkness noun
ˈpinkish adjective
fairly pink; close to pink. The flowers of this plant are pinkish in colour.
References in classic literature ?
And though frequently, when she looked in to bid me good-night, I remarked a fresh colour in her cheeks and a pinkness over her slender fingers, instead of fancying the line borrowed from a cold ride across the moors, I laid it to the charge of a hot fire in the library.
Marian's full face could not blush past its chronic pinkness.
All he saw was the trumpery parasol that arched its pinkness above her giggling head.
One forgot his pinkness, his light cheerfulness of manner.
5 Stir fry the strips of steaks in the wok on a high heat until the pinkness has just gone and pile on top of the vegetables.
31 BEAUTY NOTES Pinkness, fancy new nail wraps and a clever new hairbrush
Threading is a precise way of removing individual hairs without leaving much - other than some initial pinkness of the skin - and lasts for around three weeks.
He notices the pinkness in the clouds, the fog in the sky, trees in the forest, and the sunset in the horizon.
Its soft pinkness appears a little more grounded than gold and much warmer than chrome so it is a great way to introduce metal in a softer way to a room.
Pink undertones have a lot of pinkness in the cheeks while yellow undertones are yellow.
it's really interesting to actually look at your own body and to see that mine - it just looked funny but she said that it looked really good and she showed me, she talked about the colours and how the pinkness is really good and she showed me that it's really clean.
I was doing my PhD, which I never finished, and it was the pinkness of the stone that suggested skin tone to me.