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  • noun a very bright pink colour.
  • adjective Of a very bright pink colour.


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  • Shocking Pink, (also called neon pink) is bold and intense. Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli popularized this color in 1936, naming it shocking pink; it was the color of the box her perfume called Shocking Pink came in (the box was shaped like the torso of film star Mae West).

    "This intense magenta was called shocking pink in the 1930s, hot pink in the 1950s, and kinky pink in the 1960s.


    February 11, 2008