What does pink slip mean?

Definitions for pink slip
pink slip

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pink slip.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dismissal, dismission, pink slipnoun

    official notice that you have been fired from your job

Wiktionary

  1. pink slipnoun

    Notice of termination of employment.

    Etymology: From pink + slip, referring to the colour of the paper, in some cases as it was in past, and not necessarily present, practice.

  2. pink slipnoun

    The title for an automobile.

    Etymology: From pink + slip, referring to the colour of the paper, in some cases as it was in past, and not necessarily present, practice.

  3. pink slipnoun

    An automobile roadworthiness inspection certificate.

    Etymology: From pink + slip, referring to the colour of the paper, in some cases as it was in past, and not necessarily present, practice.

Freebase

  1. Pink slip

    Pink slip refers to the American practice, by a personnel department, of including a discharge notice in an employee's pay envelope to notify the worker of his or her termination of employment or layoff. Receiving a "pink slip" has become a metaphor for the termination of employment in general. According to an article in The New York Times, the editors of the Random House Dictionary have dated the term to at least as early as 1910. Pink slips came back into the news circa 2009, with the layoffs following the financial crisis of 2007–2008. The origin of the phrase is undetermined, and there is no evidence that termination notices are, or ever were, conventionally printed on pink-colored paper. In the UK and Ireland the equivalent of a pink slip is a P45; in Belgium the equivalent is known as a C4. The term pink slip may also relate to the fact that many applications are done in triplicate form, with the dismissed employee receiving the pink copy.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce pink slip?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pink slip in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pink slip in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pink slip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pink slip in a Sentence

  1. Jared Woodfill:

    All of my clients continue to be committed to fighting this unjust policy, what is shocking is that many of my clients were on the front line treating COVID-positive patients at Texas Methodist Hospital during the height of the pandemic. As a result, many of them contracted COVID-19. As a thank you for their service and sacrifice, Methodist Hospital awards them a pink slip and sentences them to bankruptcy.

  2. John Moolenaar:

    You’re doing some innovative things with HBO and others, earlier it was mentioned Bert and Ernie getting pink slip but it seems they’ve become private contractors in some ways.

  3. Jared Woodfill:

    Employment should not be conditioned upon whether you will agree to serve as a human guinea pig, what is shocking is that many of my clients were on the front line treating COVID-positive patients at Houston Methodist Hospital during the height of the pandemic. As a result, many of them contracted COVID-19. As a thank you for their service and sacrifice, Houston Methodist Hospital awards them a pink slip and sentences them to bankruptcy.

Images & Illustrations of pink slip

  1. pink slip


Translations for pink slip

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • katsastustodistus, irtisanomisilmoitus, rekisterioteFinnish
  • об увольненииRussian

Get even more translations for pink slip »

Translation

Find a translation for the pink slip definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these pink slip definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "pink slip." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 1 Aug. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pink+slip>.

    Are we missing a good definition for pink slip? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    make more complex, intricate, or richer
    • A. refine
    • B. moan
    • C. depend
    • D. interrupt

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pink slip: