Pinky



[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/

noun, plural pinkies.
1.
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[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, plural pinkies.
1.
1 .
[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, Informal.
1.
the little finger.
/ˈpɪŋkɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
(Scot & US, Canadian) the little finger
adj.

“pinkish,” late 18c., from pink (n.) + -y (2).
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.

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”]

noun

(also Pink) Nickname for a red-headed person (1930s+)

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