I. noun Etymology: probably from Dutch pinkje small pink, diminutive of pink, from Middle Dutch pinke Date: 1840 pink I II. noun or pinky (plural pinkies) Etymology: probably from Dutch pinkje, diminutive of pink little finger Date: circa 1808 little finger

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