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- a member of a trade union.
- a person who favors or advocates trade unionism.
Origin of trade unionist
First recorded in 1830–40
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for trade unionist
That rage against Easton was like the rage of a trade-unionist against a blackleg.
A trade-unionist is ready enough to regulate wages and hours, but he gives not a thought to surroundings in factory and workshop.