MARTA: With sacks of money and the anti-communist tactics of your Senator Jzo-ay McCarthy.
Anyone considered insufficiently anti-communist was deemed a “comsymp”—short for Communist sympathizer.
But we should remember her also as a smart and sharp liberal and anti-communist.
1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto ("Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.
A supporter of communism.