Complete Definition of "pink"

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Pronunciation
audio|en-uk-pink.ogg|Audio (UK)

Etymology 1
Precise origin uncertain; perhaps shortened from pink-eye (compare French Åillet).

Noun
en-noun

  1. Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations.

#: This garden in particular has a beautiful bed of pinks.

  1. archaic excellence, perfection

#: Your hat, madam, is the very pink of fashion.

  1. hunting pink; scarlet

#* 1986: 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. â Michael J O'Shea, James Joyce and Heraldry (SUNY 1986, p. 69)

  1. A colour between red and white; pale red.

#: My new dress is a wonderful shade of pink.

  1. context|snooker One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 6 points.
  2. colloquial The European minnow.
  3. colloquial A young salmon.
  4. slang A unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare babbitt, bourgeoisie.
  5. slang Vulva, in human females

Translations
<!--NOTE: the flower "pink" is not the same as the flower "rose" - take care when adding translations!-->
trans-top|flower
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Finnish: neilikka
German: Rosa n
Dutch: roos#Dutch|roos
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Czech: karafiát
Italian: garofano m
Norwegian: nelikk
Romanian: garoafÄ
Swedish: nejlika c
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trans-top|pale red colour
Czech: růžový
Dutch: roze#Dutch|roze
German: rosa#German|rosa
Finnish: vaaleanpunainen<!--Note: "pinkki" is a reddish pink, like shocking pink-->
French: rose#French|rose m
Greek: Ïοζ (roz) n (the n noun ÏÏÏμα implied)
Hebrew: ×ר××
Hungarian: rózsaszín
Indonesian: merah muda, merah jambu

Irish: bándearg
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Italian: rosa#Italian|rosa m
Japanese: ãã³ã¯è²ã® (pinkiro no)
Kurdish: KUchar|ئاڵ, KUchar|Ù¾ÙâÙÙâÛÛ
Latvian: rozÄ
Norwegian: rosa#Norwegian|rosa
Polish: róż m
Portuguese: cor-de-rosa m, rosa m
Romanian: roz
Russian: ÑозовÑй (rozovyj)
Scottish Gaelic: bàn-dhearg
Spanish: rosado, rosa#Spanish|rosa
Swedish: rosa
Turkish: pembe
Welsh: pinc
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Translations to be checked
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Note: the flower is NOT the same as a rose - ensure that the translations for the flower name are correct

ttbc|Bosnian: ružiÄasta f, rozna f
ttbc|Catalan: rosa#Catalan|rosa
ttbc|Esperanto: rozo
ttbc|Galician: rosa#Galician|rosa
ttbc|Interlingua: rosate
ttbc|Irish: bán dearg
ttbc|Lithuanian: rožinis rožinÄ
ttbc|Volapük: redülik

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Having a colour between red and white; pale red.

#: <table><tr><td>pink colour: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor"pink" width"80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>

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

#* 1976: Bhalchandra Pundlik Adarkar, The Future of the Constitution: A Critical Analysis
#*: The word "socialist" has so many connotations that it can cover almost anything from pink liberalism to red-red communism.

Derived terms
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clove pink
fire pink
hunting pink
in the pink
moss pink
pink bits
pink-collar
pink dollar
pink elephants
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pink gin
pink lady
pink pound
pink salmon
pink slip
pink snapper
pinkie
pinking shears
pinko
mid3
pink of health
pinky
salmon pink
sea pink
shell pink
shocking pink
swamp pink
wild pink

Translations
trans-top|colored/coloured between red and white
Afrikaans: angelierroos ligroos pienk
Arabic: Arab|زÙر٠IPAchar|(záhri)
Armenian: Õ¾Õ¡ÖÕ¤Õ¡Õ£Õ¸ÖÕµÕ¶ (vardaguyn)
Bosnian: ružiÄasta, roza f, rozi m, ružiÄasto, roze n
Chinese: ç²çº¢è² (fÄnhóng sè)
Czech: růžový
Danish: lyserød
Dutch: roze, rooskleurig, rooskleurige
Esperanto: rozkolora
Finnish: vaaleanpunainen, pinkki colloquial
French: rose#French|rose m|f
German: pink, rosa
Greek: Ïοζ inv
Hebrew: ×ר×× italbrac|va-ROD
Hungarian: rózsaszín, rózsaszínű
Ido: roza
Indonesian: pink / merah muda
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Irish: bándearg
Italian: rosa
Japanese: ãã³ã¯ (pinku), æ¡è² (ãããã, momoiro)
Javanese: jambon
Korean: ë¶íë¹ (bunhongbit)
Kurdish: KUchar|Ù¾ÙâÙÙâÛÛ
Maltese: roża
Norwegian: rosa
Polish: różowy m
Portuguese: cor-de-rosa, rosa
Russian: ÑозовÑй (rózovyj)
Scottish Gaelic: bàn-dhearg
Spanish: rosado
Swedish: skär, rosa
Turkish: pembe
Welsh: pinc
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trans-top|having conjunctivitis
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ttbc|Bosnian: ružiÄast(i)

Etymology 2
D. / ME. pinke|pin(pincke|c)pinke|ke.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A narrow boat.

Etymology 3
Probably from Low Dutch or Low German; compare Low German pinken âhit, peckâ.

Verb
en-verb

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

See also
fuchsia
magenta
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Etymology 4
onomatopoetic|Onomatopoetic

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|of a motor car to emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set spark plugs

Category:Flowers


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|pinken|pinkje

  1. pinkie (little finger)
  2. One-year-old calf
  3. Kind of fishing boat<!--What is the English translation?-->

Derived terms
bij de pinken zijn

Category:Dutch nouns


Swedish

Noun
pink n uncountable

  1. sv-slang pee

See also
pinka

Category:Colors
Category:Reds

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