Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

popular front

a coalition, usually temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism, and promoting social reform.
any similar political coalition formed to achieve short-term goals.
Also called people's front.
Origin of popular front
1935-40; compare Spanish frente popular, French front populaire Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for popular front
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • But what are you going to do when you are elected by a popular front majority?

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • "Citizens, members of the popular front parties, members of all parties," Lavandero began.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • The popular front Congressmen rose to their feet, applauding and adding to the din with their shouts of agreement.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for popular front

popular front

(often capital) any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for popular front

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for popular

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for popular front