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From the construction of RINO, taking -INO attached to "D" for Democrat instead of "R" for Republican


DINO ‎(plural DINOs)

  1. (US, politics) Democrat in name only — a member of the US Democratic Party, whose views are more closely related to the Republican Party than the majority of the vocal Democrat political figures.
  2. (real estate) Developer in name only — a humorous term to describe a real estate development company or individual who is still active, but who does not have any developments underway due to a downturn in the market or in the economy in general.


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