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Adjective: pink (pinker,pinkest)  pingk
  1. Of a light shade of red
    "I have a pink complexion, which colours will suit me best?";
    - pinkish, pinky
Noun: pink  pingk
  1. A light shade of red
  2. Any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    - garden pink
  3. A person with mildly leftist political views
    - pinko
Verb: pink  pingk
  1. Make light, repeated taps on a surface
    "he was pinking his fingers on the table impatiently";
    - tap, rap, knock
  2. Sound like a car engine that is firing too early
    "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded";
    - ping, knock
  3. Cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing

Derived forms: pinked, pinker, pinkest, pinking, pinks

See also: chromatic

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], collectivist, cut, flower, go, leftie, leftist, left-winger, lefty, sound, spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Dianthus, genus Dianthus

Encyclopedia: Pink, Plunk, Plink