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pink

Definitions by Oxford


[pɪŋk], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of a colour intermediate between red and white, as of coral or salmon
(e.g: bright pink lipstick)

- having or showing left-wing tendencies
(e.g: pink politicians)

- of or associated with gay people
(e.g: a boom in the pink economy)


Phrases:
- go pink
- in the pink

Origin:
early 17th century (as adjective): from pink, as the flowers of this plant are often pink in colour


[pɪŋk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- pink colour, pigment, or material
(e.g: soft pastel shades of pink and blue)

- the best condition or degree
(e.g: the economy is not in the pink of health)


Phrases:
- go pink
- in the pink

Origin:


[pɪŋk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- become pink
(e.g: Cheryl's cheeks pinked with sudden excitement)

- shear (a sheep) so closely that the colour of the skin is visible
(e.g: McFowler pinked every sheep and never drew blood)


Phrases:
- go pink
- in the pink

Origin:


[pɪŋk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a herbaceous Eurasian plant with sweet-smelling pink or white flowers and slender, typically grey-green leaves.


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 16th century: of uncertain origin; perhaps connected with pink eye, literally ‘small or half-shut eye’; compare with the synonymous French word oeillet, literally ‘little eye’


[pɪŋk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- cut a scalloped or zigzag edge on
(e.g: I pinked the edge of the fabric)

- decorate
(e.g: April pinked the earth with flowers)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 15th century (in the sense ‘ornament cloth by punching eyelet holes or slits’): of uncertain origin; probably ultimately imitative


[pɪŋk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small square-rigged sailing ship, typically with a narrow, overhanging stern.


Phrases:

Origin:
late 15th century: from Middle Dutch pincke, of unknown ultimate origin; compare with French pinque


[pɪŋk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of a vehicle engine) make a series of rattling sounds as a result of over-rapid combustion of the fuel–air mixture in the cylinders
(e.g: the car was inclined to pink slightly in accelerating from a low engine speed)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 20th century: imitative


[pɪŋk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a yellowish lake pigment made by combining vegetable colouring matter with a white base.


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 17th century: of unknown origin







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