pinko

[ ping-koh ]
/ ˈpɪŋ koʊ /
Older Slang: Disparaging.

noun, plural pink·os, pink·oes.

a person with left-wing, but not extreme, political opinions.
a person who leans toward communist ideology.

adjective

Origin of pinko

First recorded in 1935–40; pink1 + -o
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British Dictionary definitions for pinko

pinko
/ (ˈpɪŋkəʊ) /

noun plural -os or -oes mainly US derogatory

a person regarded as mildly left-wing
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