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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪŋki/
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Etymology 1Edit

pink +‎ -y

AdjectiveEdit

pinky (comparative pinkier, superlative pinkiest)

  1. Pinkish.

NounEdit

pinky (countable and uncountable, plural pinkies)

  1. (uncountable, historical, slang, Australia) Methylated spirits mixed with red wine or Condy's crystals.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 262:
      “Here,” Nigel greeted him, “do try a spot of ‘pinky,’ it's ever so much fun, really.”
  2. A baby mouse, especially when used as food for a snake, etc.
  3. (offensive, slang, ethnic slur) A white person.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch pinkje, diminutive of Dutch pink (little finger). Cognate with West Frisian pinke (pinky), dialectal English pink (something small or tiny), and perhaps to Old English pinca (a point). Compare also German Low German Pink (penis), English pintle (penis).

NounEdit

pinky (plural pinkies)

  1. (US, Scotland, informal) The smallest finger or toe of a hand or foot.
    • 2003, Billoo Badhshah, The Unofficial Joke Book of Australia, page 126,
      Everyday [sic] as he passes them, the hookers wave at him with their pinkies and say, “Hi there, little boy!”
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Etymology 3Edit

pink +‎ -y, from pink (to wink).

AdjectiveEdit

pinky (comparative pinkier, superlative pinkiest)

  1. winking

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