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pink·ie 1

also pink·y  (pĭng′kē)
n. pl. pink·ies Informal
The little finger.

[Probably from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink, little finger.]

pink·ie 2

Variant of pink3.
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(ˈpɪŋkɪ) or


n, pl -ies
(Anatomy) Scot and US and Canadian the little finger
[C19: from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink1; compare pinkeye]
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or pink•y

(ˈpɪŋ ki)

n., pl. pink•ies.
Informal. the little finger.
[1585–95; < Dutch pinkie, dial. variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink little finger]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinkie - the finger farthest from the thumbpinkie - the finger farthest from the thumb  
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus - the abductor muscle of the little finger
minimus - the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
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[ˈpɪŋkɪ] N (Scot, US) → (dedo m) meñique m
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pinky [ˈpɪŋki] npetit doigt mpinking shears nplciseaux mpl à denteler
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n (Scot, US: inf) → kleiner Finger
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[ˈpɪŋkɪ] n (Scot) (fam) (Am) (fam) → mignolo
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