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An example use of pink in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… all i know so far pink all i know so far …”
meanings of pink
Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations.
A young Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, before it becomes a smolt; a parr.
An unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare Babbitt, bourgeoisie.
Any of various lake pigments or dyes in yellow, yellowish green, or brown shades made with plant coloring and a metallic oxide base.
The common minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus.
One of the colour balls used in snooker, coloured pink, with a value of 6 points.
Alternative form of pinko.
The vagina or vulva.
A perfect example; excellence, perfection; the embodiment of some quality.
A narrow boat.
Hunting pink; scarlet, as worn by hunters.
An operative of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
The colour of this flower, between red and white; pale red.
To turn (a topaz or other gemstone) pink by the application of heat.
To choose; to cull; to pick out.
To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe.
Of a musical instrument, to sound a very high-pitched, short note.
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).
To wink; to blink.
To turn (something) pink.
To prick with a sword.
To become pink in color, to redden.
To wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule.
Having a colour between red and white; pale red.
Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.
Relating to women or girls.
By comparison to red (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko.
Relating to homosexuals as a group within society.
pink frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR
the word pink occurs in english on average 95.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.