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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A sprinkle more, seeking him; he plugged his ear with his pinky.
▪ He needs one more for the pinky, two more for the thumb.
▪ He pole fished pinkies at eight metres for a dozen small roach to 5 oz.
▪ His hand, when he touched his pinky to his thumb, felt raw.
▪ I took a knife and cut off the upper joint of my left pinky.
▪ Man, I know a guy, they chopped his pinky off.
▪ Officers who searched the Phoenix apartment found a portion of Reynolds' ear and other flesh, but no pinky.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pink \Pink\, n. [D. pink.] (Naut.) A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky.
--Sir W. Scott.

Pink stern (Naut.), a narrow stern.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


Etymology 1 a. pinkish. n. 1 (context uncountable historical slang Australia English) methylated spirits mixed with red wine or Condy's crystals. 2 A baby mouse, especially when used as food for a snake, etc. 3 (context offensive slang ethnic slur English) A white person. Etymology 2

n. (cx informal English) The smallest finger or toe of a hand or foot.


n. the finger farthest from the thumb [syn: pinkie, little finger]


Pinky refers to the little finger, the smallest finger on a normal human hand.

Pinky or pinkie can also refer to:

Pinky (film)

Pinky is a 1949 American race drama film starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters about a light-skinned African-American woman passing for white, played by Crain. All three actresses were nominated for the Academy Award, Crain for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Barrymore and Waters for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

The film was adapted from the Cid Ricketts Sumner novel Quality by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols and directed by Elia Kazan.

Pinky was released by Twentieth Century Fox to both critical acclaim and controversy.

Pinky (candy)

Pinky candy is a brand of mint-flavored candy sold by Frente International. Flavors currently available in the new rectangular packaging are Peach, Grape, Tropical & Pine, and Grape Fruit,Coke, and Soda; Pinky also comes in a smaller, rounded container. Pinky is famous largely for its monkey mascot, aptly named Pinky Monkey (ピンキー モンキー).

Pinky (magazine)

Pinky was a Japanese fashion magazine published by Shueisha. Launched in 2004 as a sister magazine of Seventeen, Pinky was targeted at teenagers and young women in their early 20s or early 30s. It officially ended publishing on 22 December 2009.

Pinky (dolphin)

Pinky is an albino bottlenose dolphin found in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana.

Pinky was first spotted in 2007 by a boat captain, Erik Rue. The dolphin has become a tourist attraction, and conservationists have asked visitors to leave the dolphin alone.


Photo: ZUMA Press

Pinky (comics)

Pinky is the title character of an Italian humorous comic series created by Massimo Mattioli.

Pinky (nickname)

Pinky is the nickname of:

  • Pinky Agnew (born 1955), New Zealand actress, author and social commentator
  • Pinky Beecroft, Australian singer, songwriter and screenwriter
  • Benazir Bhutto (1953–2007), twice Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (born 1940), American graphic designer, artist and educator
  • Withers A. Burress (1894-1977), US Army lieutenant general
  • Cuthbert Burnup (1875-1960), English amateur cricketer and footballer
  • Savika Chaiyadej (born 1986), Thai actress
  • Keith Christensen (born 1947), American retired football player
  • Louis Clarke (1901–77), American sprinter and Olympic relay champion
  • Sally Maria Diggs (c. 1851-?), American slave girl bought and freed by Henry Ward Beecher
  • Pinky Hargrave (1896-1942), American Major League Baseball player
  • J.C. Harrington (1901-1998), American archaeologist
  • Pinky Higgins (1909-1969), American Major League Baseball player, manager, executive and scout
  • Noella Leduc (born 1933), pitcher and outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1951-1954)
  • Chris Lindsay (1878-1941), American Major League Baseball player
  • Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur, wife of Arthur MacArthur, Jr. and mother of Douglas MacArthur
  • Pinky May (1911–2000), American Major League Baseball player
  • Pinky Mitchell (1899-1976), American boxer and National Boxing Association light welterweight champion
  • George Nelson (astronaut) (born 1950), American astronomer and retired NASA astronaut
  • Neil Patterson (athlete) (1885-1948), American high jumper
  • Jan Peerce (1904–1984), American operatic tenor
  • Pauline Pirok (born 1926), member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943-1948)
  • Pinky Pittenger (1899-1977), American Major League Baseball player
  • Donn F. Porter (1931-1952), US Army sergeant posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Lidia Elsa Satragno (born 1935), Argentine news anchor and politician
  • Pinky Silverberg (1904-1964), American boxer, briefly National Boxing Association flyweight champion
  • Virginia Pinky Smith, American pioneering female jockey
  • Meredith P. Snyder (1858–1937), American businessman and three-time mayor of Los Angeles
  • Pinky Swander (1880-1944), American Major League Baseball player
  • Myron "Pinky" Thompson (1924-2001), social worker and community leader in Hawaiʻi
  • Pinky Tomlin (1907–1987), singer, songwriter and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Pinky Webb (born 1970), Filipino television news anchor
  • Pinky Whitney (1905-1987), American Major League Baseball player
  • Pinky Woods (1920-1982), American Major League Baseball pitcher

Usage examples of "pinky".

They were belated revellers, and had been carelessly strolling under the pinky cloudlets bedward, after a prolonged carousal with the sons and daughters of hilarious nations, until the apparition of Virgin Luck on the wing shocked all prospect of a dead fight with the tables that day.

Nor was my own pleasure any less than theirs, for we had suffered no damage whatever in the encounter, and the Lively Lady had outsailed her bulky antagonist as readily as my little dog Pinky runs in circles around a cow.

This was apparently something in the way of a ruffianly toast, for the six scalawags raised their teacups in unison, pinkies politely extended like so many small logs, and slurped noisily.

With heavy eyes, and a weary heart, Jessica watched Tanna play with Sarah Elizabeth, watched as she extended her pinky finger to her.

Pinky Carson went upstairs to the bakeshop while they were being boxed to check up on them.

I left it to her to send my dunnage by Jeddy and Tommy Bickford on the morning stagecoach, after which I said good-bye to her and Sarah and aunt Cynthy and set out to walk the twenty-six miles to Portland, Nathan going with me for company, and Pinky sticking his nose in every stump along the road and Iluttering his tail with delight at being off once more.

Swiss frontier, it was scar-faced Pinky who managed to get a chance to whisper to Birmingham Jones.

Young Tod Smith was riding in the trailing car, with Pinky, Birmingham Jones and Long Tom.

Later, they passed the junction where Sandy Gower, Birmingham Jones and Pinky had run out on them.

There seemed to be an upward twist to his eyebrows and ears and hair, and a downward twist to his mouth, so that there was a fiavor of old Diavolo about him that would have set me to growling like Pinky if I had been given to growling, even if the gentleman had not had a mislikable air of having listened to what we were saying.

The interesting thing was how Rachel, Laura, Pinky, Janie, Marion, all of them cooed over Harriet when Miss Elson was watching.

Pinky and Sport were scrubbing away, one on each leg, as Miss Elson tried to squeeze some of the ink out of the dress into a small cup.

When they saw the kid in the banquet hall they veered to his table and congratulated him again, each giving him the wishbone pinky handclasp of their growing conspiracy.

Pinky all about a bird named Herbert Threed, that was to have some stocks passed to him, in an office.

There were lots of gold cuff links, expensive watches, even jewelled tiepins, and every left pinky in that room had a diamond ring, except mine.