Definition of pinkie in English:

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pinkie

Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGkē/
(also pinky)

noun (plural pinkies)

informal
1 (also pinky) The little finger: bring the thumb and pinkie up until they are upright [as modifier]: you’re skinnier than my pinky finger!
More example sentences
  • She chewed grimly on the fingernail of her little pinkie, narrowing her eyebrows in frustration.
  • On a normal keyboard, the resting position for my left hand has my pinkie and ring finger touching the side of the keyboard.
  • The nails on her pinkie and index finger were crushed.
2US derogatory A contemptuous term for a white person.
3The maggot of the greenbottle fly, used as fishing bait.
4Australian dated Cheap or homemade wine.

Origin

Early 19th century: sense 1 partly from Dutch pinkje 'the little finger', reinforced by pink1.

Words that rhyme with pinkie

dinky, Helsinki, inky, Kinki, kinky, minke, pinky, slinky, stinky, stotinki

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pink·ie

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