Formerly stood for Republican In Name Only. Eventually, it fell into widespread overuse, effectively diluting its context.
Currently, it stands for any Republican who is not totally bat-shit crazy on 100 percent of the issues, 100 percent of the time.
Person A: "Senator X is nothing but a RINO!"
Person B: "Oh, he's not a RINO, he just doesn't think schizophrenics should be allowed to carry assault rifles into schools!"
Person A: "That's not right! The Second Amendment says we can carry anywhere!"
Person B: "Sure it does - if you're bat-shit crazy!"
Republican in name only; typically means a member of the GOP who's more liberal than a Republican should be
Schwarzegger's one big RINO!
Republican who acts and votes like a liberal and ignores the wishes of other Republicans
Specter and McCain are RINOs
Noun: Pronounced "Ree-no"
Defn: A kind, loyal man with impeccable values who makes people of all ages, from infants to seniors, feel comfortable. He's instinctively loving and caring, and, above all else, he wants those he loves to be happy. He's hardworking to a fault, and loves a good competition.
When acknowledging a superior effort, "That's very Rino of you".
an older man (40+) who pursues and/or sleeps with younger women.
He's usually horny and ugly (like a rino).
Oh my god, check out that rino
at the bar trying to pick up Ashleigh!
when people (normally in the hallways at school) go out to you, grab your shoulders and shove their knee up your butt so it kills your tail bone.
Kendall gave me a huge rino yesterday. Ughh my butt hurts soo bad.