Meaning of pinko in English:

pinko

Pronunciation /ˈpɪŋkəʊ/

Translate pinko into Spanish

nounpinkos, pinkoes

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

    • ‘a closet pinko’
    • ‘a bunch of pinko liberal vegetarians’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In days gone by, marching against war was generally seen as something that lefties, peaceniks and pinkos did.’
    • ‘He considers it self-evident: ‘Don't be such a leftist commie pinko!’’
    • ‘The scourge of McCarthyism made everyone a believer for fear of being labeled a commie pinko.’
    • ‘They definitely are a bunch of pinkos on these sorts of issues.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His famous dismissal of ‘left-wing pinkoes’ was at the same time a declaration of where Smith himself stood.’
    • ‘The commies and pinkos are raising a hue and cry over this matter.’
    • ‘Fifty years ago, anyone who didn't conform to the prevailing right-wing agenda was labelled ‘commie, pinko, subversive.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And despite of what you pinkos thought, I thought he was a great president!’
    • ‘Now, come on - even all you pinkos have to admit that this is quite witty.’
    left-wing, Fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
    left-winger, Fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist