pinky

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pink +‎ -y

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pinky (comparative pinkier, superlative pinkiest)

  1. Pinkish.
    • Edward Lear, The Jumblies, 1871:
      In a pinky paper all folded neat,
      And they fastened it down with a pin.

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pinky (plural pinkies)

  1. (uncountable, historical, slang, Australia) Methylated spirits mixed with red wine or Condy's crystals.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 262:
      “Here,” Nigel greeted him, “do try a spot of ‘pinky,’ it's ever so much fun, really.”
  2. A baby mouse, especially when used as food for a snake, etc.
  3. (offensive, slang, ethnic slur) A white person.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch pinkje

Noun[edit]

pinky (plural pinkies)

  1. The smallest finger or toe of a hand or foot.
    • 2003, Billoo Badhshah, The Unofficial Joke Book Of Australia, page 126,
      Everyday as he passes them, the hookers wave at him with their pinkies and say, “Hi there, little boy!”
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