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pinky

[cf. US Black Pinkie a very attractive light-skinned colored girl (Sebastian 1934:288) and pink boy white male (Folb); OED pinky tinged with pink] adj. (of a Black person) very light skinned: 1978 pinky-white (Bethel 222). cf. BRIGHT (Black)

—n. 1. a girl's name: 1918 De daughter she was name Pinky Whya (Parsons 35). (Eleu.)

2. [cf. Rama auma 'white person, jaguar' and similar folk beliefs (Holm 1978:379)] name of a folk-tale character, a woman who could change into a tiger. (Cat)

Tags: adjective, anatomy, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-19 22:51
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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