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



    BrE BrE//pɪŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪŋk//
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] the colour that is produced when you mix red and white together She was dressed in pink. The bedroom was decorated in pale pinks.
  2. 2 [countable] a garden plant with pink, red or white flowers that have a sweet smell
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 mid 17th cent.: from pink (the plant), the early use of the adjective being to describe the colour of the flowers of this plant. noun sense 2 late 16th cent.: perhaps short for pink eye, literally ‘small or half-shut eye’; compare with the synonymous French word oeillet, literally ‘little eye’.Idioms (old-fashioned, informal) in good health
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