Definition of pinko in US English:

pinko

nounPlural pinkos, Plural pinkoes

North American
informal, derogatory
  • A person with left-wing or liberal views.

    • ‘The commies and pinkos are raising a hue and cry over this matter.’
    • ‘To increase taxes now would be to raise the white flag and surrender to the poverty lobby and the liberal lefties and pinkos in the media.’
    • ‘I was one of the brave men and younger men who was in the trenches of Grenada, sucking up mustard gas grenades that the lazy pinkos were tossing at us for 58 days straight.’
    • ‘And despite of what you pinkos thought, I thought he was a great president!’
    • ‘The red hunt was misguided because the equation that came to define the McCarthy era (to be a liberal is to be a pinko is to be a red is to be a spy) was misguided.’
    • ‘The leftie pinkos were on hand to try and spoil the party.’
    • ‘Lately, the liberals and pinkos among them love us for telling it like we saw it in Gujarat.’
    • ‘He loves baiting his opponents - remember his comments about ‘left-wing pinkoes’ - but has never been afraid to stand up for his own political beliefs.’
    • ‘He considers it self-evident: ‘Don't be such a leftist commie pinko!’’
    • ‘Now, come on - even all you pinkos have to admit that this is quite witty.’
    • ‘Only pinkoes and liberals, they said, would slap down $9 to see a documentary film.’
    • ‘The film captures a sense of paranoia in America's newsrooms as McCarthy goes after anyone in politics, the military, entertainment or media who has even the remotest link with commies or inkling of being a pinko.’
    • ‘They definitely are a bunch of pinkos on these sorts of issues.’
    • ‘The Western media are never targeted because they are lefty pinkos who do the terrorists' job for them.’
    • ‘Fifty years ago, anyone who didn't conform to the prevailing right-wing agenda was labelled ‘commie, pinko, subversive.’’
    • ‘In days gone by, marching against war was generally seen as something that lefties, peaceniks and pinkos did.’
    • ‘The scourge of McCarthyism made everyone a believer for fear of being labeled a commie pinko.’
    • ‘I bet they were pinkos - or at least liberals.’
    • ‘His famous dismissal of ‘left-wing pinkoes’ was at the same time a declaration of where Smith himself stood.’
    • ‘Consumer advocate groups - and other left-wing commie pinkos - are encouraging Americans to stay away from the malls and liquor stores.’
    left-wing, fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
    left-winger, fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
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Pronunciation

pinko

/ˈpiNGkō//ˈpɪŋkoʊ/