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pinked

1. dated Shot by a bullet or other ballistic. We all kept low to the ground to avoid getting pinked by the enemy fire.
2. dated Stabbed by a sword, rapier, or other kind of blade. The casualties from that battle were extremely high on both sides. If you weren't killed by the gunfire, chances were good you'd end up getting pinked by a bayonet. It was only after the lights came back on that we realized Mr. Dalton has been pinked by a stiletto.
3. Terminated from one's job. Half the company is getting pinked in a desperate measure by upper management to save the business. I just found out I'm being pinked at the end of the month.
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pinked

mod. alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. She’s sitting there looking a bit pinked.
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