Bolshevist

Bolshevist

[bohl-shuh-vist, bol-]
noun
1.
a follower or advocate of the doctrines or methods of the Bolsheviks.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) an ultraradical socialist; any political ultraradical.
adjective

Origin:
1915–20; Bolshev(ik) + -ist

anti-Bolshevist, noun, adjective
non-Bolshevist, noun
pro-Bolshevist, noun, adjective
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Bolshevik (ˈbɒlʃɪvɪk)
 
n , pl -viks, -viki
1.  Compare Menshevik (formerly) a Russian Communist
2.  any Communist
3.  jocular, derogatory (often not capital) any political radical, esp a revolutionary
 
[C20: from Russian Bol'shevik majority, from bol'shoi great; from the fact that this group formed a majority of the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1903]
 
'Bolshevism
 
n
 
'Bolshevist
 
adj, —n
 
Bolshe'vistic
 
adj

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