Pink

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Noun

Pink (plural Pinks)
  1. A colour between red and white; pale red.
  2. Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations.
    This garden in particular has a beautiful bed of pinks.
  3. (archaic) excellence, perfection
    Your hat, madam, is the very pink of fashion.
  4. hunting pink; scarlet
    • 1986, Michael J O'Shea, James Joyce and Heraldry, SUNY, page 69:
      it is interesting to note the curious legend that the pink of the hunting field is not due to any optical advantage but to an entirely different reason. Formerly no man might hunt even on his own estate until he had a licence of free warren from the Crown. Consequently he merely hunted by the pleasure of the crown, taking part in what was an exclusively Royal sport by Royal permission. And for this Royal sport, he wore the Kings livery of scarlet.
  5. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 6 points.
    Oh dear, he's left himself snookered behind the pink.
  6. (colloquial) A common minnow.
  7. (colloquial) A young salmon.
  8. (slang) A unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare babbitt, bourgeoisie.

Adjective

Pink (comparative Pinker, superlative Pinkest)

  1. Having a colour between red and white; pale red.
  2. Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.
  3. Having conjunctivitis.
  4. (obsolete) By comparison to red (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko.

Noun

Pink (plural Pinks)
  1. A narrow boat.

Verb

Pink (third-person singular simple present Pinks, present participle Pinking, simple past and past participle Pinked)

  1. To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe.
  2. To prick with a sword.

Verb

Pink (third-person singular simple present Pinks, present participle Pinking, simple past and past participle Pinked)

  1. (of a motor car) To emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set ignition timing for the fuel used (in a spark ignition engine).

Adjectives for Pink

pearl; silver; sparkling; shell; salmon; rose; orchid; delicate; frothy; arresting; translucent; soft; raspberry; light; chalk; lavender; childish; gaudy; pathetic.

Thesaurus

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