pinko

noun
\ ˈpiŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce pinko (audio) \
plural pinkos also pinkoes

Definition of pinko

: a person who holds advanced liberal or moderately radical political or economic views

First Known Use of pinko

1925, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pinko

Statistics for pinko

Cite this Entry

“Pinko.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinko. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pinko

pinko

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pinko

informal
US, disapproving : a person who is a communist or socialist or who supports the ideas of communists and socialists
British : a person whose political or economic opinions are slightly liberal or radical

More from Merriam-Webster on pinko

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for pinko

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!