Pinkie



[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/

noun, Informal.
1.
the little finger.
[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, Australian Informal.
1.
inferior or cheap wine, especially red wine.
/ˈpɪŋkɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
(Scot & US, Canadian) the little finger
n.

“the little finger,” 1808, in Scottish, from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink “little finger,” of uncertain origin.

pinkie pink·ie or pink·y (pĭng’kē)
n.
The little finger.

noun

An operative or agent of the Pinkerton detective agency: how you suppose Pinkies get trainin’ (1850+)

modifier

: pinky ring

noun

The little finger: Pardon my lifted pinky (1860+)

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play stinky-pinky

[fr an earlier adjective sense, ”small, tiny”]

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