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ideologue

[ahy-dee-uh-lawg, -log, id-ee-, ahy-dee-] /ˈaɪ di əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈɪd i-, aɪˈdi-/
noun
1.
a person who zealously advocates an ideology.
Origin of ideologue
1805-1815
1805-15; < French idéologue; see ideo-, -logue
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n.

1815, in reference to the French Revolutionaries, from French ideologue, from Greek idea (see idea) + -logos (see -logue). Earlier form was ideologist (1798).

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