Definitions for pinkpɪŋk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pink*pɪŋk(n.; adj.)-er, -est.
(n.)a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple.
any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnation.
Ref: Compare pink family.
the flower of such a plant; carnation.
the highest form or degree; prime:
in the pink of condition.
Older Slang: Disparaging. a person with left-wing, but not extreme, political opinions. a person who leans toward Communist ideology.
pinks, the usu. scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport
the scarlet color of this coat.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(adj.)of the color pink.
Older Slang: Disparaging. holding left-wing political opinions. leaning toward Communist ideology.
* Usage: Definitions 5a , 5b , 10a , and 10b are somewhat old-fashioned because they refer to the Cold War. These senses are used with disparaging intent.
Origin of pink:
1565–75; orig. uncert.
to pierce with a rapier or the like; stab.
to cut (fabric) at the edge with a notched pattern, as to prevent fraying or for ornament.
to pierce (fabric, leather, etc.) with small holes or slits for ornament.
Origin of pink:
1275–1325; ME pynken to prick, der. of OE pinca point, der. of pinnpin
a vessel with a sharp, narrow stern and overhanging transom.
Origin of pink:
1425–75; late ME pinck < MD pinke fishing boat
a light shade of red
pink, garden pink(noun)
any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
a person with mildly leftist political views
of a light shade of red
tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)
make light, repeated taps on a surface
"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
pink, ping, knock(verb)
sound like a car engine that is firing too early
"the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
having a color that is a mixture of red with white
a pink rose; a bright pink sweater; The sunset had turned the sky pink and orange.
a vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky
to wink; to blink
to pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles
to stab; to pierce as with a sword
to choose; to cull; to pick out
a name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx
a color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; -- so called from the common color of the flower
anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something
the European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer
resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons
Pink is any of the colors between bluish red and red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation. Commonly used for Valentine's Day and Easter, pink is sometimes referred to as "the color of love." The use of the word for the color "pink" was first recorded in the late 17th century. Although pink is roughly considered just as a tint of red, most variations of pink lie between red, white and magenta colors. This means that the pink's hue is somewhat between red and magenta. Roseus is a Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink." Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things. The word is also used in the binomial names of several species, such as the Rosy Starling and Catharanthus roseus. In most Indo-European languages, the color pink is called rosa.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pink' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3533
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pink' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1988
Rank popularity for the word 'pink' in Adjectives Frequency: #444
Translations for pink
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) (any shade of) a colour between red and white
a dress of pink satin.
- أحْمَر وَردي اللوْن، قُرُنْفُليArabic
- cor-de-rosaPortuguese (BR)
- růžová (barva)Czech
- गुलाबी रंग काHindi
- merah mudaIndonesian
- rožinė, rausva spalva; rožinis, rausvasLithuanian
- sārta/rožaina krāsaLatvian
- merah jambuMalay
- سورى كول ( لكه په توره ) پريكولPashto
- розовый (цвет)Russian
- ružová farbaSlovak
- skärt, rosaSwedish
- 桃紅色，粉紅色Chinese (Trad.)
- рожевий колірUkrainian
- گلابي رنگUrdu
- màu hồngVietnamese
- 桃红色，粉红色Chinese (Simp.)
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