Definition of RINO in English:


  • Republican in name only, referring to a member of the Republican Party considered too liberal by more conservative members.

    • ‘That might help getting some of the RINO support, which is more important than the Democratic support.’
    • ‘He is pro-choice, pro-gun control and pro-gay rights, leading some conservatives to consider him a RINO—Republican in Name Only.’
    • ‘I don't even think he'll lose the RINO senators.’
    • ‘An embrace of race and gender preferences is to be expected from a RINO like him.’
    • ‘Just because she was a "RINO" doesn't mean she was a bad person—or a bad Representative.’