Dictionary.com

pinko

[ ping-koh ]
/ ˈpɪŋ koʊ /
Older Slang: Disparaging.
Save This Word!

noun, plural pink·os, pink·oes.
a person with left-wing, but not extreme, political opinions.
a person who leans toward communist ideology.
adjective
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of pinko

First recorded in 1935–40; pink1 + -o
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use pinko in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pinko

pinko
/ (ˈpɪŋkəʊ) /

noun plural -os or -oes mainly US derogatory
a person regarded as mildly left-wing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK