noun (plural realos)informal
A member of the pragmatic, as opposed to the radical, wing of the Green movement. Often contrasted with fundie.
- In Germany the Greens are described as fundies or realos.
- By the 1980s, all these new movements had become divided internally between what the German Greens called the fundis and the realos.
- The realo could make a fairly strong case that green traditions of antistatism and anticonsumerism need to be fundamentally reconsidered.
1980s: from German, from Realist 'realist'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.