- pinkpink1 [piŋk]n.[< ?]1. any of a genus (Dianthus) of annual and perennial plants of the pink family with white, pink, or red flowers, often clove-scented2. the flower3. its pale-red color4. [see FLOWER, n. 3] the highest or finest example, degree, etc. [the pink of perfection]5. [so named because of tendency toward red (see RED, n. 3) views] Informal a person whose political or economic views are somewhat leftist: a derogatory term6. Brit.a) the scarlet worn by a fox hunterb) a fox hunteradj.1. designating a family (Caryophyllaceae, order Caryophyllales) of widely distributed, dicotyledonous plants with bright-colored flowers, including the carnation and sweet william2. pale-red3. Informal somewhat leftist: a derogatory term——————in the pinkInformal in good physical condition; healthy; fitpinkishadj.pinknessn.pink2 [piŋk]vt.[ME pynken < ? or akin to OE pyngan, to prick < L pungere: see POINT]1. to ornament (cloth, paper, etc.) by making perforations in a pattern2. to cut a saw-toothed edge on (cloth, etc.) to prevent unraveling or for decoration3. to prick or stab4. to hurt, as by criticism5. to adorn; embellishpinkern.pink3 [piŋk]n.[LME pynk < MDu pinke]a sailing vessel with a high, narrow stern
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