[[t]pɪŋk[/t]]n. adj. -er, -est1) a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple2) pln any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnationCompare pink family3) pln the flower of such a plant; carnation4) 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 opinionsb) a person who leans toward Communist ideology6) cvb pinksspo the usu. scarlet coat worn by fox hunters7) cvb the scarlet color of this coat8) of the color pink9) gov off Older Slang: Disparaging.a) holding left-wing political opinionsb) 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. IIpink[[t]pɪŋk[/t]] v. t.1) to pierce with a rapier or the like; stab2) clo to cut (fabric) at the edge with a notched pattern, as to prevent fraying or for ornament3) 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 IIIpink[[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
From formal English to slang. 2014.