Definition of pink adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɪŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪŋk//
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  1. 1  pale red in colour pale pink roses She went bright pink with embarrassment. The sun was now just a pink glow in the evening sky.
  2. 2[only before noun] (British English) connected with homosexual people the pink pound (= money spent by homosexuals as an influence in the economy)
  3. 3 (politics, informal, disapproving) having or showing slightly left-wing political views pale pink politics compare red
  4. Word Originadjective mid 17th cent.: from pink (the plant), the early use of the adjective being to describe the colour of the flowers of this plant.Extra examples He was pink with anger. She could feel herself going pink. The western sky was glowing pink.
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