pinko
noun (plural pinkos; also pinkoes) Date: 1936 a person who holds advanced liberal or moderately radical political or economic views

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  • pinko — 1936, derogatory slang form of PINK (Cf. pink) (n., adj.), used of people whose social or political views have a tendency toward red; a metaphor that had existed since at least 1837 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • pinko — pink|o [ˈpıŋkəu US kou] n plural pinkos 1.) AmE an insulting word for a ↑socialist or ↑communist 2.) BrE someone who has slightly ↑left wing ideas, but is not a strong believer in ↑socialism →↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • pinko — [[t]pɪ̱ŋkoʊ[/t]] pinkos, pinkoes (plural) N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a pinko, you mean that they have left wing views. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • pinko — noun (C) 1 AmE an insulting word for a socialist or communist 2 (1) 2 BrE someone who supports left wing ideas, but is not a strong believer in socialism compare red 1 (4) pinko adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinko — /ping koh/, n., pl. pinkos, pinkoes. U.S. Slang. pink1 (def. 5). [1935 40; PINK1 + O] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinko — noun A socialist who is not wholly communist. See Also: pink …   Wiktionary

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