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girls, love, health, breast cancer awareness, fairies, Valentine's Day, lemonade, homosexuality, bisexuality, spring, Easter, beauty, cuteness, glamor
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Pink is a pale red color; the use of the word for the color was first recorded in the late 17th century[2], describing the flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. Pink itself is a combination of red and white. Other tints of pink may be combinations of rose and white, magenta and white, or orange and white.

Roseus is a Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink." Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura).[3] The word is also used in the binomial names of several species, such as the Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) and Catharanthus roseus.



In the 17th century, the word pink or pinke was also used to describe a yellowish pigment, which was mixed with blue colors to yield greenish colors. Thomas Jenner's A Book of Drawing, Limning, Washing (1652) categorizes "Pink & blew bice" amongst the greens (p. 38)[4], and specifies several admixtures of greenish colors made with pink—e.g. "Grasse-green is made of Pink and Bice, it is shadowed with Indigo and Pink ... French-green of Pink and Indico [shadowed with] Indico" (pp. 38–40). In William Salmon's Polygraphice (1673), "Pink yellow" is mentioned amongst the chief yellow pigments (p. 96), and the reader is instructed to mix it with either Saffron or Ceruse for "sad" or "light" shades thereof, respectively (p. 98).

Pink in gender

Person in a pink sweatshirt knitting a pink scarf
  • In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s.[5] From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because being related to red it was the more masculine and decided color, while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color, or related to the Virgin Mary.[6][7][8] Since the 1940s, the societal norm was inverted; pink became considered appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century.[9]
  • Though the color pink has sometimes been associated with negative gender stereotypes, some feminists have sought to 'reclaim' it. For example, the Swedish radical feminist party Feminist Initiative and the American activist women's group Code Pink: Women for Peace use pink as their color.
  • The pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink was chosen partially because it is so strongly associated with femininity.[10]
  • It has been suggested that females prefer pink because of a preference for reddish things like ripe fruits and healthy faces.[11]

Pink in sexuality

Pink in nature

Pink in human culture

Pink tulips.

Academic dress

  • In the French academic dress system, the five traditional fields of study (Arts, Science, Medicine, Law and Divinity) are each symbolized by a distinctive color, which appears in the academic dress of the people who graduated in this field. Redcurrant, an extremely red shade of pink, is the distinctive color for Medicine (and other health-related fields)fr:Groseille (couleur).


  • In Ireland, Support group for Irish Pink Adoptions defines a pink family as a relatively neutral umbrella term for the single gay men, single lesbians, or same-gender couples who intend to adopt, are in the process of adopting, or have the intention to adopt. It also covers adults born/raised in such families. We also welcome the input of other people touched by adoption, especially people who were adopted as children and are now adults.

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  • In 1993, artist Gioia Fonda created a conceptual piece in the form of a week long holiday called pink week. The intention of pink week is to liberate the color pink from all dogma and simply celebrate the color pink as a color.[18]
  • Bubblegum Pink is an installation by the artist duo Bigert & Bergstrom which "confronted [the viewer] with three different mental climates" [19] involving large amounts of pink. This mirrors the use of the color in American prisons to calm aggressive prisoners. It features a pink cell and a carpet worn by repetitive pacing.[20]
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Surrounded Islands wrapped wooded islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 6,500,000 square feet (604,000 m2) of bright pink fabric.[21] Thomas von Taschitzki has said that "the monochrome pink wrappings"..."form a counterpoint to the small green wooded islands." [22]
  • Many of Franz West's aluminium sculptures were often painted a bright pink, for example Sexualitatssymbol (Symbol of Sexuality). West has said that the pink was intended as an "outcry to nature".[23].


  • In Thailand, pink is associated with Tuesday on the Thai solar calendar. Anyone may wear pink on Tuesdays, and anyone born on a Tuesday may adopt pink as their color.



  • Mary Kay in 1968, Mary Kay Ash, purchased the first Pink Cadillac, which eventually became the trademark of her company.





  • Pretty In Pink has the color named in the title
  • The Pink Panther is a popular cartoon character.
  • Pink Cadillac was a 1989 movie starring Clint Eastwood.
  • Pink Ladies was the name of Betty Rizzo's (Stockard Channing) gang in the film, Grease (film).
  • In Japan, blue films were categorized as Pink films (ピンク映画 Pinku Eiga?)[26]. Such description is not used recently since "Adult Videos (アダルトビデオ Adaruto Bideo?) became popular.
  • In the movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dolores Jane Umbridge wears only pink and has a pink office.
  • In the Disney/Pixar film WALL-E, PR-T (a minor character also known as the Beautician Bot) is a glamor robot who's pink and talkative and one of the Buy N' Large robots. She has a number of arms that do the hairdressing, the makeup and the nail coloring and one of the arms has an ability to hold up the people's lips and brush their teeth. Her catchphrase is "You look gorgeous." She is voiced by Teresa Ganzel.


  • Since 1893 the London Financial Times newspaper has used a distinctive salmon pink color for its newsprint, mainly as a way to distinguish itself from competitors. In other countries, the salmon press identifies economic newspapers or economics sections in "white" newspapers.


  • In Japanese language, pink has been described as Momoiro (桃色 Momo-Iro?), which means "peach color", but Pink (ピンク Pinku?) is more popular recently.


  • The color pink is often used to represent women or young girls. (See discussion above in section on Pink in gender and sexuality.).

Gun Rights






  • It has been asserted that people with pink auras are those who strongly desire romantic relationships.[31]

Performance Art


  • Pink, being a 'watered-down' red, is sometimes used in a derogatory way to describe a person with mild communist or socialist beliefs (see Pinko).
  • In maps of political parties in Portugal, pink is used to represent the Socialist Party.
The Pink House


  • In Catholicism, pink (called rose by the Catholic Church) symbolizes joy and happiness. It is used for the Third Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Lent to mark the halfway point in these seasons of penance. However, in some Protestant denominations, the pink candle is sometimes lit on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Love[citation needed].
  • Pink is the color most associated with Indian spiritual leader Meher Baba, who often wore pink coats to please his closest female follower, Mehera Irani, and today pink remains an important color, symbolizing love, to Baba's followers.
  • The Invisible Pink Unicorn is the goddess of a parody religion, a rhetorical tool intended to satirize the contradictory properties often attributed to deities.


  • PR-T is a talkative robotic beautician and one of the Buy 'N Large products. She has a number of arms that do the hair, the make-up and the nails in so many ways. Her catchphrase is "You look gorgeous". As a minor character of the film called WALL-E, she is voiced by Teresa Ganzel.


  • Pink noise (About this sound sample ), also known as 1/f noise, is a signal or process with a frequency spectrum such that the power spectral density is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency.



  • Toys aimed at girls often display pink prominently on packaging and the toy themselves, which is causing controversy with some people about girls wearing nothing but pink.

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See also


  1. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  2. ^ “pink, n.⁵ and adj.²”, Oxford English Dictionary Online
  3. ^ CTCWeb Glossary: R (ratis to ruta)
  4. ^ Jenner, Thomas (1652). A Book of Drawing, Limning, Washing. London: M. Simmons. p. 38. 
  5. ^ Zucker, Kenneth J. and Bradley, Susan J. (1995). Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents. Guilford Press. p. 203. ISBN 0898622662. 
  6. ^ Merkin, Daphne. "Gender Trouble", The New York Times Style Magazine, 12 March 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007.
  7. ^ Orenstein, Peggy. "What's Wrong With Cinderella?", The New York Times Magazine, 24 December 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007. Orenstein writes: "When colors were first introduced to the nursery in the early part of the 20th century, pink was considered the more masculine hue, a pastel version of red. Blue, with its intimations of the Virgin Mary, constancy and faithfulness, was thought to be dainty. Why or when that switched is not clear, but as late as the 1930s a significant percentage of adults in one national survey held to that split."
  8. ^ Jude Stewart (2008). "Pink is for Boys: cultural history of the color pink". Step Inside Design Magazine. 
  9. ^ SpringerLink - Journal Article
  10. ^ Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness:
  11. ^ Women may be hardwired to prefer pink - being-human - 20 August 2007 - New Scientist
  12. ^ The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals (1986) by Richard Plant (New Republic Books). ISBN 0-8050-0600-1.
  13. ^ Website of Pink magazine:
  14. ^ Opportunities in the Pink Economy of the United Kingdom:
  15. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 20. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 
  16. ^ Medline Encyclopedia: Delirium Tremens
  17. ^ Recipe for Pink gin
  18. ^ Pink Week--when Pink means Pink:
  19. ^ Nemitz, Barbara. Pink The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture. Hatje Cantz. p. 88. 
  20. ^ Nemitz, Barbara. Pink The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture. Hatje Cantz. p. 88. 
  21. ^ Goodman, Walter (1987-10-16). "Film: Christo, in 'Islands'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  22. ^ Nemitz, Barbara. Pink The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture. Hatje Cantz. p. 68. 
  23. ^ Nemitz, Barbara. Pink The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture. Hatje Cantz. p. 69. 
  24. ^ Victoria's Secret Pink:
  25. ^ Principal Finds Test Scores Hair-Razing:
  26. ^
  27. ^ Pink Pistols website:
  28. ^ As he moves out of the darkness, a pink ribbon blows down next to him and he sees that Faith is part of the “communion” that is taking place in the woods.
  29. ^ Official site of singer Pink:
  30. ^ Supergirl (Volume 2) #79
  31. ^ Oslie, Pamalie Life Colors: What the Colors in Your Aura Reveal Novato, California:2000--New World Library Page 342
  32. ^ Gritty in Pink by Ashley Harrell SF Weekly Wednesday, 28 January 2009:
  33. ^ Code Pink: Women for Peace on the site of Global Exchange. Accessed 31 January 2007.
  34. ^ Controversy regarding pink University of Iowa locker room:

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The Pink
by Brothers Grimm
From Grimm's Fairy Tales.

There was once upon a time a queen to whom God had given no children. Every morning she went into the garden and prayed to God in heaven to bestow on her a son or a daughter. Then an angel from heaven came to her and said: 'Be at rest, you shall have a son with the power of wishing, so that whatsoever in the world he wishes for, that shall he have.' Then she went to the king, and told him the joyful tidings, and when the time was come she gave birth to a son, and the king was filled with gladness.

Every morning she went with the child to the garden where the wild beasts were kept, and washed herself there in a clear stream. It happened once when the child was a little older, that it was lying in her arms and she fell asleep. Then came the old cook, who knew that the child had the power of wishing, and stole it away, and he took a hen, and cut it in pieces, and dropped some of its blood on the queen's apron and on her dress. Then he carried the child away to a secret place, where a nurse was obliged to suckle it, and he ran to the king and accused the queen of having allowed her child to be taken from her by the wild beasts. When the king saw the blood on her apron, he believed this, fell into such a passion that he ordered a high tower to be built, in which neither sun nor moon could be seen and had his wife put into it, and walled up. Here she was to stay for seven years without meat or drink, and die of hunger. But God sent two angels from heaven in the shape of white doves, which flew to her twice a day, and carried her food until the seven years were over.

The cook, however, thought to himself: 'If the child has the power of wishing, and I am here, he might very easily get me into trouble.' So he left the palace and went to the boy, who was already big enough to speak, and said to him: 'Wish for a beautiful palace for yourself with a garden, and all else that pertains to it.' Scarcely were the words out of the boy's mouth, when everything was there that he had wished for. After a while the cook said to him: 'It is not well for you to be so alone, wish for a pretty girl as a companion.' Then the king's son wished for one, and she immediately stood before him, and was more beautiful than any painter could have painted her. The two played together, and loved each other with all their hearts, and the old cook went out hunting like a nobleman. The thought occurred to him, however, that the king's son might some day wish to be with his father, and thus bring him into great peril. So he went out and took the maiden aside, and said: 'Tonight when the boy is asleep, go to his bed and plunge this knife into his heart, and bring me his heart and tongue, and if you do not do it, you shall lose your life.' Thereupon he went away, and when he returned next day she had not done it, and said: 'Why should I shed the blood of an innocent boy who has never harmed anyone?' The cook once more said: 'If you do not do it, it shall cost you your own life.' When he had gone away, she had a little hind brought to her, and ordered her to be killed, and took her heart and tongue, and laid them on a plate, and when she saw the old man coming, she said to the boy: 'Lie down in your bed, and draw the clothes over you.' Then the wicked wretch came in and said: 'Where are the boy's heart and tongue?' The girl reached the plate to him, but the king's son threw off the quilt, and said: 'You old sinner, why did you want to kill me? Now will I pronounce thy sentence. You shall become a black poodle and have a gold collar round your neck, and shall eat burning coals, till the flames burst forth from your throat.' And when he had spoken these words, the old man was changed into a poodle dog, and had a gold collar round his neck, and the cooks were ordered to bring up some live coals, and these he ate, until the flames broke forth from his throat. The king's son remained there a short while longer, and he thought of his mother, and wondered if she were still alive. At length he said to the maiden: 'I will go home to my own country; if you will go with me, I will provide for you.' 'Ah,' she replied, 'the way is so long, and what shall I do in a strange land where I am unknown?' As she did not seem quite willing, and as they could not be parted from each other, he wished that she might be changed into a beautiful pink, and took her with him. Then he went away to his own country, and the poodle had to run after him. He went to the tower in which his mother was confined, and as it was so high, he wished for a ladder which would reach up to the very top. Then he mounted up and looked inside, and cried: 'Beloved mother, Lady Queen, are you still alive, or are you dead?' She answered: 'I have just eaten, and am still satisfied,' for she thought the angels were there. Said he: 'I am your dear son, whom the wild beasts were said to have torn from your arms; but I am alive still, and will soon set you free.' Then he descended again, and went to his father, and caused himself to be announced as a strange huntsman, and asked if he could offer him service. The king said yes, if he was skilful and could get game for him, he should come to him, but that deer had never taken up their quarters in any part of the district or country. Then the huntsman promised to procure as much game for him as he could possibly use at the royal table. So he summoned all the huntsmen together, and bade them go out into the forest with him. And he went with them and made them form a great circle, open at one end where he stationed himself, and began to wish. Two hundred deer and more came running inside the circle at once, and the huntsmen shot them. Then they were all placed on sixty country carts, and driven home to the king, and for once he was able to deck his table with game, after having had none at all for years.

Now the king felt great joy at this, and commanded that his entire household should eat with him next day, and made a great feast. When they were all assembled together, he said to the huntsman: 'As you are so clever, you shall sit by me.' He replied: 'Lord King, your majesty must excuse me, I am a poor huntsman.' But the king insisted on it, and said: 'You shall sit by me,' until he did it. Whilst he was sitting there, he thought of his dearest mother, and wished that one of the king's principal servants would begin to speak of her, and would ask how it was faring with the queen in the tower, and if she were alive still, or had perished. Hardly had he formed the wish than the marshal began, and said: 'Your majesty, we live joyously here, but how is the queen living in the tower? Is she still alive, or has she died?' But the king replied: 'She let my dear son be torn to pieces by wild beasts; I will not have her named.' Then the huntsman arose and said: 'Gracious lord father she is alive still, and I am her son, and I was not carried away by wild beasts, but by that wretch the old cook, who tore me from her arms when she was asleep, and sprinkled her apron with the blood of a chicken.' Thereupon he took the dog with the golden collar, and said: 'That is the wretch!' and caused live coals to be brought, and these the dog was compelled to devour before the sight of all, until flames burst forth from its throat. On this the huntsman asked the king if he would like to see the dog in his true shape, and wished him back into the form of the cook, in the which he stood immediately, with his white apron, and his knife by his side. When the king saw him he fell into a passion, and ordered him to be cast into the deepest dungeon. Then the huntsman spoke further and said: 'Father, will you see the maiden who brought me up so tenderly and who was afterwards to murder me, but did not do it, though her own life depended on it?' The king replied: 'Yes, I would like to see her.' The son said: 'Most gracious father, I will show her to you in the form of a beautiful flower,' and he thrust his hand into his pocket and brought forth the pink, and placed it on the royal table, and it was so beautiful that the king had never seen one to equal it. Then the son said: 'Now will I show her to you in her own form,' and wished that she might become a maiden, and she stood there looking so beautiful that no painter could have made her look more so.

And the king sent two waiting-maids and two attendants into the tower, to fetch the queen and bring her to the royal table. But when she was led in she ate nothing, and said: 'The gracious and merciful God who has supported me in the tower, will soon set me free.' She lived three days more, and then died happily, and when she was buried, the two white doves which had brought her food to the tower, and were angels of heaven, followed her body and seated themselves on her grave. The aged king ordered the cook to be torn in four pieces, but grief consumed the king's own heart, and he soon died. His son married the beautiful maiden whom he had brought with him as a flower in his pocket, and whether they are still alive or not, is known to God.

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PINK, in botany, the common name corresponding to a genus of Caryophyllacae, the Dianthus of botanists. It is characterized by the presence of simple leaves borne in pairs at the thickened nodes, flowers terminating the axis and having a tubular calyx surrounded by a number of overlapping bracts, a showy corolla of five free long-stalked petals, ten stamens proceeding, together with the petals, from a short stalk supporting the ovary, which latter has two styles and ripens into a cylindric or oblong podlike one-chambered many-seeded capsule which opens at the apex by four cults or valves. The species are herbaceous perennials of low stature, often with very showy flowers. They are natives chiefly of southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, a few being found in temperate Asia and South Africa. Four species are wild in Britain. Of these, D. armeria, Deptford pink and D. deltoides, maiden pink, are generally distributed, D. caesius, Cheddar pink, occurs only on the limestone rocks at Cheddar. Two others, D. plumarius and D. caryophyllus, are more or less naturalized, and are interesting as being the originals of the pinks and of the carnations and picotees of English gardens. Garden pinks are derivatives from Dianthus plumarius, a native of central Europe, with leaves rough at the edges, and with rose-coloured or purplish flowers. The use of "pink" for a colour is taken from the name of the plant.' The pink is a favourite garden flower of hardy constitution. It has been in cultivation in England since 1629, and is a great favourite with florists, those varieties being preferred which 1 The etymology of "pink" is disputed; it may be connected with "to pink" (apparently a naturalized form of "pick"), properly to prick or punch holes in material for the purpose of ornament, hence, later, to scallop or cut a pattern in the edge of the material. The flower has jagged edges to the petals, but the name occurs in the 16th century, and the later meaning, "to scallop," not till the 19th. Others connect with "pink," halfshut blinking of the eyes, as in "plumpie Bacehus, with pinke eyne" (Shakspeare Ant. and Cl. ii. vii. 121); this word is seen in Dutch pinken, to blink, shut the eyes, and may be connected with "pinch." The French name for the flower, oeillet, little eye, may point to this derivation. The disease of horses, known as "pinkeye," a contagious influenza, is so-called from the colour of the inflamed conjunctiva, a symptom of the affection.'.

have the margin of the petals entire, and which are well marked in the centre with bright crimson or dark purple. Its grassy but glaucous foliage is much like that of the carnation, but the whole plant is smaller and more tufted. Pinks require a free loamy soil deeply trenched, and well enriched with cow-dung. They are readily increased by cuttings (pipings), by layers and by seed. Cuttings and layers should be taken as early in July as practicable. The former should be rooted in a cold frame or in a shady spot out of doors. When rooted, which will be about August, they should be planted 4 in. apart in a nursery bed, where they may remain till the latter part of September or the early part of October. The chief attention required during winter is to press them down firmly should they become lifted by frosts, and in spring the ground should be frequently stirred and kept free from weeds. The pink is raised from seeds, not only to obtain new varieties, but to keep up a race of vigorousgrowing sorts. The seeds may be sown in March or April in pots in a warm frame, and the young plants may be pricked off into boxes and sheltered in a cold frame. They should be planted out in the early part of the summer in nursery beds, in which, if they have space, they may remain to flower, or the alternate ones may be transplanted to a blooming bed in September or the early part of October; in either case they will bloom the following summer. These will grow in any good garden soil, but the richer it is the better.

The border varieties are useful for forcing during the early spring months. These are propagated from early pipings and grown in nursery beds, being taken up in October, potted in a rich loamy compost, and wintered in a cold pit till required for the forcing house.

The following varieties are among the best. For borders and forcing: Ascot, Carnea, Delicata, Derby Day, Her Majesty, Hercules, Anne Boleyn, Lady Blanche, Mrs Sinkins, Mrs James Welsh, Pilrig Park, Rubens, Snowdon, Tom Welsh. Florists' show and laced varieties: Attraction, Beauty of Bath, Clara, Criterion, Ensign, Galopin, Harry Hooper, John Ball, Malcolm Dunn, Mrs D. Gray, Reliance, William Paul.

The Carnation (q.v.) and Picotee are modifications of Dianthus Caryophyllus, the Clove Pink. This is a native of Europe, growing on rocks in the south, but in the north usually found on old walls. Its occurrence in England on some of the old Norman castles, as at Rochester, is supposed by Canon Ellacombe to indicate its introduction by the Normans; in any case the plant grows in similar situations in Normandy. The carnation includes those flowers which are streaked or striped lengthwise - the picotees are those in which the petals have a narrow band of colour along the edge, the remainder of the petal being free from stripes or blotches. These by the old writers were called "gillyflowers." The Sweet William of gardens is a product from Dianthus barbatus. The Sea-Pink, or Thrift, Statice Armeria (Armeria vulgaris), is a member of the natural order Plumbagineae; it is a widely distributed plant found on rocky and stony sea-shores and on lofty mountains. There are many improved varieties of it now in cultivation, one with almost pure white flowers.

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Etymology 1

Precise origin uncertain; perhaps shortened from pink-eye (compare French œillet).




pink (plural pinks)

  1. Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations.
    This garden in particular has a beautiful bed of pinks.
  2. (archaic) excellence, perfection
    Your hat, madam, is the very pink of fashion.
  3. hunting pink; scarlet
    • 1986: it is interesting to note the curious legend that the pink of the hunting field is not due to any optical advantage but to an entirely different reason. Formerly no man might hunt even on his own estate until he had a licence of free warren from the Crown. Consequently he merely hunted by the pleasure of the crown, taking part in what was an exclusively Royal sport by Royal permission. And for this Royal sport, he wore the Kings livery of scarlet. — Michael J O'Shea, James Joyce and Heraldry (SUNY 1986, p. 69)
  4. A colour between red and white; pale red.
    My new dress is a wonderful shade of pink.
  5. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 6 points.
  6. (colloquial) The European minnow.
  7. (colloquial) A young salmon.
  8. (slang) A unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare babbitt, bourgeoisie.
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  • Bosnian: ružičasta f., rozna f.
  • Catalan: rosa
  • Esperanto: rozo
  • Galician: rosa
  • Interlingua: rosate
  • Lithuanian: rožinis rožinė
  • Volapük: redülik


pink (comparative pinker, superlative pinkest)

  1. Having a colour between red and white; pale red.
  2. Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.
  3. Having conjunctivitis.
  4. (obsolete) By comparison to red (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko.
    • 1976: Bhalchandra Pundlik Adarkar, The Future of the Constitution: A Critical Analysis
      The word "socialist" has so many connotations that it can cover almost anything from pink liberalism to red-red communism.
Derived terms

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  • Bosnian: ružičast(i)

Etymology 2

Dutch / Middle English pin(c)ke.




pink (plural pinks)

  1. A narrow boat.

Etymology 3

Probably from Low Dutch or Low German; compare Low German pinken ‘hit, peck’.


to pink

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to pink (third-person singular simple present pinks, present participle pinking, simple past and past participle pinked)

  1. To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe.
  2. To prick with a sword.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 642:
      ‘Pugh!’ says she, ‘you have pinked a man in a duel, that's all.’

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Etymology 4



to pink

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to pink (third-person singular simple present pinks, present participle pinking, simple past and past participle pinked)

  1. (of a motor car) To emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set ignition timing for the fuel used (in a spark ignition engine).



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pink m. (plural pinken, diminutive pinkje, diminutive plural pinkjes)

  1. pinkie (little finger)
  2. one-year-old calf
  3. a pink (ship - see Etymology 2)

Derived terms

  • bij de pinken zijn



pink n. (uncountable)

  1. (slang) pee

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Simple English

This box shows the color pink.

Pink is a pale reddish color. Pink paint can be made by mixing red paint and white paint.

Meaning of Pink

  • Pink is the color for embarrassment, because of the pink blushing cheeks.
  • Pink is the color for the female gender.
  • Pink means one is in a good condition of health. That is why there is an idiom called "in the pink"-- example: These animals are in the pink today.
  • Pink is the stagename of American singer Alecia Moore. Her name is also spelled as "P!nk."

Tones of pink color comparison chart

  • Pale Pink (Hex: #FADADD) (RGB: 250, 218, 221)
  • Pig Pink (Crayola) (Hex: #FDD7E4) (RGB: 253, 215, 228)
  • PINK (web color) (Tamarisk) (Hex: #FFCBDB) (RGB: 255, 192, 203)
  • Cotton Candy (Crayola) (Hex: #FFB7D5) (RGB: 255, 183, 213)
  • Baby Pink (Hex: #F4C2C2) (RGB: 244, 194, 194)
  • Medium Pink (web color "Light Pink") (Hex: #FFB6C1) (RGB: 255, 182, 193)
  • Cherry Blossom Pink (Hex: #FFB7C5) (RGB: 255, 183, 197)
  • Nadashiko Pink (Hex: #F6ADC6) (RGB: 246, 173, 198)
  • Carnation Pink (Crayola) (Hex: #FFA6C9) (RGB: 246, 166, 201)
  • Lavender Pink (Crayola color "Lavender [Pink]") - (Hex: #FBAED2) (RGB: 251, 174, 210)
  • Lavender Rose (Hex: #FBA0E3) (RGB: 251, 160, 227)
  • Light Fuchsia Pink (Pale Magenta) (Hex: #F984EF) (RGB: 249, 132, 229)
  • Persian Pink (Hex: #F77FBE) (RGB: 247, 127, 190)
  • Tickle Me Pink (Crayola) (Hex: #FC80A5) (RGB: 252, 128, 165)
  • Mauvelous (Crayola) (Hex: #F091A9) (RGB: 240, 145, 169)
  • Amaranth Pink (Hex: #F19CBB) (RGB: 241, 156, 187)
  • Pale Amaranth Pink (Hex: #DDBEC3) (RGB: 221, 190, 195)
  • Pastel Pink (Hex: #DEA5A4) (RGB: 222, 165, 164)
  • Puce (Hex: #CC8899) (RGB: 204, 136, 153)
  • Pale Violet Red (web color) (Hex: #DB7093) (RGB: 219, 112, 147)
  • Light Carmine Pink (Hex: #E66761) (RGB: 230, 103, 97)
  • Light Coral (web color) (Hex: #F08080) (RGB: 240, 128, 128)
  • Coral Pink (Hex: #F88379) (RGB: 248, 131, 121)
  • Salmon (web color) (Hex: #FA8072) (RGB: 250, 128, 114)
  • Light Salmon Pink (Hex: #FF9999) (RGB: 255, 153, 153)
  • Salmon Pink (Crayola "Salmon") (Hex: #FF91A4) (RGB: 255, 145, 164)
  • Pink-Orange (Hex: #FF9966) (RGB: 255, 153, 102)
  • Coral (web color) (Hex: #FF7F50) (RGB: 255, 127, 80)
  • Carnation (Hex: #F95A61) (RGB: 249, 90, 97)
  • Carmine Pink (Hex: #EB4C42) (RGB: 235, 76, 66)
  • Deep Carmine Pink (Hex: #EF3038) (RGB: 239, 48, 36)
  • Wild Watermelon (Crayola) (Hex: #F05B78) (RGB: 253, 91, 153)
  • Brink Pink (Crayola) (Hex: #FB607F) (RGB: 251, 96, 127)
  • Dark Pink (Hex: #E75480) (RGB: 234, 84, 128)
  • Cranberry (Crayola) - (Hex: #DB5079) (RGB: 219, 80, 127)
  • French Rose (Hex: #F64A8A) (RGB: 246, 74, 138)
  • Violet Red (Crayola) (Hex: #F7468A) (RGB: 247, 70, 138)
  • Hot Pink (web color)(Hex: #FF69B4) (RGB: 255, 105, 180)
  • Brilliant Rose (Crayola "Magenta") (Hex: #F653A6) (RGB: 246, 83, 166)
  • Raspberry Pink (Hex: #E25098) (RGB: 226, 80, 155)
  • Wild Strawberry (Crayola) - (Hex: #FF3399) (RGB: 255, 51, 153)
  • Bright Pink (Rose) (Hex: #FF007F) (RGB: 255, 0, 127)
  • Deep Pink (web color) (Hex: #FF1493) (RGB: 255, 20, 147)
  • Cerise Pink (Hex: #EC3B83) (RGB: 236, 59, 131)
  • Cerise (Hex: #DE3163) (RGB: 218, 49, 99)
  • Tyrian Pink (Bright Tyrian Purple) (Hex: #B80049) (RGB: 184, 0, 73)
  • Vivid Cerise (Hex: #DA1D81) (RGB: 218, 29, 129)
  • Amaranth Cerise (Hex: #CD2682) (RGB: 205, 38, 130)
  • Deep Cerise (Crayola Cerise) (Hex: #DA3287) (RGB: 218, 50, 135)
  • Hollywood Cerise (Fashion Fuchsia) (Hex: #F400A1) (RGB: 244, 0, 161)
  • Persian Rose (Hex: #FE28A2) (RGB: 254, 40, 162)
  • Shocking Pink (Hex: #FC0FC0) (RGB: 252, 15, 192)
  • Razzle Dazzle Rose (Crayola) (Hex: #FF33CC) (RGB: 255, 51, 204)
  • Fuchsia Pink (Light Magenta) (Hex: #FF77FF) (RGB: 255, 119, 255)
  • Ultra Pink (Crayola) (aka Crayola "Shocking Pink") (Hex: #FF6FFF) (RGB: 255, 111, 255)
  • Pink Flamingo (Crayola) (Hex: #FF66FF) (RGB: 255, 102, 255)
  • Magenta (web color Fuchsia) (Hex: #FF00FF) (RGB: 255, 0, 255)
  • Hot Magenta (aka Purple Pizzaz) (Crayola) (Hex: #FF00CC) (RGB: 255, 0, 204)
  • Amaranth Magenta (Hex: #ED3CCA) (RGB: 237, 60, 202)
  • Sky Magenta (Medium Lavender Pink) (Hex: #CF71AF) (RGB: 207, 113, 175)
  • Fandango (Hex: #B55489) (RGB: 181, 84, 137)
ColorsList of colors
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