Associations to the word «Pink»


PINK, noun. (regional) The common minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus. [from 15th c.]
PINK, noun. (regional) A young Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, before it becomes a smolt; a parr. [from 17th c.]
PINK, noun. (now historical) A narrow boat. [from 15th c.]
PINK, verb. To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe.
PINK, verb. To prick with a sword.
PINK, verb. To wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule.
PINK, verb. To choose; to cull; to pick out.
PINK, noun. A stab.
PINK, noun. Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations. [from 16th c.]
PINK, noun. (dated) A perfect example; excellence, perfection; the embodiment of some quality. [from 16th c.]
PINK, noun. The colour of this flower, between red and white; pale red. [from 17th c.]
PINK, noun. Hunting pink; scarlet, as worn by hunters. [from 18th c.]
PINK, noun. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 6 points. [from 19th c.]
PINK, noun. (slang) An unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare babbitt, bourgeoisie.
PINK, adjective. Having a colour between red and white; pale red.
PINK, adjective. Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.
PINK, adjective. Having conjunctivitis.
PINK, adjective. (obsolete) By comparison to red (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko.
PINK, adjective. (informal) Relating to women or girls.
PINK, adjective. (informal) Relating to homosexuals as a group within society.
PINK, verb. (transitive) To turn (a topaz or other gemstone) pink by the application of heat.
PINK, verb. (of a motor car) To emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set ignition timing for the fuel used (in a spark ignition engine).
PINK, verb. (obsolete) To wink; to blink.
PINK, adjective. (obsolete) Half-shut; winking.
PINK, proper noun. A surname​.
PINK, noun. (slang) (derogatory) (dated) An operative of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
PINK 'UN, noun. (chiefly British) a newspaper supplement or edition concerning sport, especially football; printed on pink newsprint
PINK CEILING, noun. An informal (and often unacknowledged) barrier to promotion or advancement, in employment and elsewhere, for gay and lesbian people.
PINK CIGAR, noun. (UK) (slang) Penis.
PINK CIGARS, noun. Plural of pink cigar
PINK CORNWORM, noun. Anatrachyntis rileyi, a moth of the family Cosmopterigidae.
PINK CORNWORMS, noun. Plural of pink cornworm
PINK DISEASE, noun. Acrodynia
PINK DOLLAR, noun. (US) The business generated by providing goods and services to the homosexual community.
PINK ELEPHANT, noun. (informal) hallucination; particularly those brought on by drinking alcohol.
PINK ELEPHANTS, noun. Plural of pink elephant
PINK FAIRY ARMADILLO, noun. Chlamyphorus truncatus, native to Argentina.
PINK FILM, noun. A style of Japanese softcore pornographic theatrical film, originating in the early 1960s, in which the genitals are censored.
PINK FILMS, noun. Plural of pink film
PINK GIN, noun. Cocktail consisting of gin with a very light dash of bitters.
PINK GINS, noun. Plural of pink gin
PINK JERSEY, noun. (cycling) A pink shirt worn by the leader in the Giro d'Italia.
PINK LADY'S SLIPPER, noun. Cypripedium acaule, a variety of orchid with pink flowers, and whose pouch opens in a slit that runs down the front of the labellum.
PINK LEMONADE, noun. Lemonade coloured with the juice of red fruits such as raspberries or cherries
PINK NOISE, noun. A signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the spectral energy density is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency.
PINK POUND, noun. (UK) The business generated by providing goods and services to the homosexual community.
PINK SALON, noun. A kind of Japanese brothel offering fellatio.
PINK SALONS, noun. Plural of pink salon
PINK SALT, noun. (chemistry) (dyeing) The double chlorides of (stannic) tin and ammonium, formerly much used as a mordant for madder and cochineal.
PINK SHRIMP, noun. A species of shrimp found in cold parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Pandalus borealis.
PINK SHRIMPS, noun. Plural of pink shrimp
PINK SLIME, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see pink,‎ slime. Slime which is pink.
PINK SLIME, noun. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper. [from 1951]
PINK SLIME, noun. (informal) (dysphemistic) A meat byproduct produced from scraps by heating and then treating with ammonia to produce a food additive. [from 2002]
PINK SLIP, noun. (idiomatic) (US) Notice of termination of employment.
PINK SLIP, noun. (US) The title for an automobile.
PINK SLIP, noun. (Australia) (New South Wales) An automobile roadworthiness inspection certificate.
PINK SLIPS, noun. Plural of pink slip
PINK SNAPPER, noun. (Australia) (Western Australia) The fish Chrysophrys auratus (or Pagrus auratus).
PINK SNAPPERS, noun. Plural of pink snapper
PINK SPOT, noun. (snooker) The spot on a snooker table where the pink ball is normally placed.
PINK SPOTS, noun. Plural of pink spot
PINK STERN, noun. A kind of boat, a chebacco.
PINK STERNS, noun. Plural of pink stern
PINK TICKET, noun. A figurative pass entitling the holder to a free night out.
PINK TRIANGLE, noun. (slang) a homosexual
PINK TRIANGLES, noun. Plural of pink triangle
PINK WATER, noun. A waste product in the manufacture of TNT.

Dictionary definition

PINK, noun. A light shade of red.
PINK, noun. Any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers.
PINK, noun. A person with mildly leftist political views.
PINK, verb. Make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently".
PINK, verb. Sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded".
PINK, verb. Cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing.
PINK, adjective. Of a light shade of red.

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