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pinko (commie)

1. noun A derogatory term for someone who holds liberal, socialist, or communist political views or beliefs. My uncle was labeled as a pinko all his life for trying to improve workers' rights in his region. So you want the government to give everyone free housing, free healthcare, and free food? What are you, some kind of pinko commie?
2. adjective Having very liberal, socialist, or communist political views or beliefs. It's pinko liberals like you who are driving up our taxes! My pinko commie brother-in-law thinks anyone making a profit for themselves is inherently greedy.
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pinko

1. n. a communist. (Popular during the 1950s.) Get out of here, you pinko!
2. mod. having communist tendencies; in the manner of a communist. Get that pinko jerk out of here!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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