from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A notice of termination of employment.

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  • noun idiomatic, US Notice of termination of employment.
  • noun US The title for an automobile.
  • noun Australia, New South Wales An automobile roadworthiness inspection certificate.

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  • noun official notice that you have been fired from your job


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From pink + piece of paper, referring to the colour of the paper, in some cases as it was in past, and not necessarily present, practice.


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