Pinko

By Deane Barker

This is slang for someone who leans Left, politically, but not all the way to socialism or communism. A communist or socialist sympathizer.

The reasoning is that pink is a shade of red, but not all the way to the red associated with communism.

Why I Looked It Up

From Slow Horses:

“Does that sound odd? Me, friends with a pinko journalist?”

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