pink [1] ADJECTIVE 1) of a colour intermediate between red and white, as of coral or salmon. 2) informal, often derogatory left-wing. 3) relating to or associated with homosexuals: the pink economy.
NOUN 1) pink colour, pigment, or material. 2) (the pink) informal the best condition or degree. 3) informal, often derogatory a left-wing person.
DERIVATIVES pinkish adjective pinky adjective.
ORIGIN from PINK(Cf. ↑pinky).
pink [2] NOUN a plant with sweet-smelling pink or white flowers and slender grey-green leaves.
ORIGIN perhaps short for pink eye, «small or half-shut eye».
pink [3] VERB cut a scalloped or zigzag edge on.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «pierce or nick slightly»: compare with Low German pinken 'strike, peck' .

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