n. adj. -er, -est
1) a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple
2) pln any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnation
Compare pink family
3) pln the flower of such a plant; carnation
4) the highest form or degree; prime:
in the pink of condition[/ex]
5) off gov Older Slang: Disparaging.
a) a person with left-wing, but not extreme, political opinions
b) a person who leans toward Communist ideology
6) cvb pinks
spo the usu. scarlet coat worn by fox hunters
7) cvb the scarlet color of this coat
8) of the color pink
9) gov off Older Slang: Disparaging.
a) holding left-wing political opinions
b) leaning toward Communist ideology
Etymology: 1565–75; orig. uncert. pink′ness, n. usage: Definitions5a, 5b, 10a, and10bare somewhat old-fashioned because they refer to the Cold War. These senses are used with disparaging intent. II
[[t]pɪŋk[/t]] v. t.
1) to pierce with a rapier or the like; stab
2) clo to cut (fabric) at the edge with a notched pattern, as to prevent fraying or for ornament
3) clo to pierce (fabric, leather, etc.) with small holes or slits for ornament
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME pynken to prick, der. of OE pinca point, der. of pinn pin III
[[t]pɪŋk[/t]] n.
navig. a vessel with a sharp, narrow stern and overhanging transom
Etymology: 1425–75; late ME pinck < MD pinke fishing boat

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