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pinky1

[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, plural pinkies.
1.
pink3 .
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Dutch pinkie, dialectal variant of pinkje, diminutive of pink pink3

pinky2

[ping-kee] /ˈpɪŋ ki/
noun, plural pinkies.
1.
pinkie1 .
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Examples for pinky
  • If the electricity flows from the thumb to the pinky of the same hand, only the flesh of one hand is affected.
  • Once restrained, he claims an officer grabbed him by his pinky fingers, bringing him to his knees.
  • The same officer pushed him back to the ground, only to pick him up by his pinky fingers again.
British Dictionary definitions for pinky

pinkie

/ˈpɪŋkɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
(Scot & US, Canadian) the little finger
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink1; compare pinkeye
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Slang definitions & phrases for pinky

pinky

modifier

: pinky ring

noun

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

Related Terms

play stinky-pinky

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


Pinky

noun

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


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