[ aj-it-prop ]
/ ˈædʒ ɪtˌprɒp /
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agitation and propaganda, especially for the cause of communism.
Often Agitprop . an agency or department, as of a government, that directs and coordinates agitation and propaganda.
Also ag·it·prop·ist. a person who is trained or takes part in such activities.


of or relating to agitprop.



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Origin of agitprop

First recorded in 1930–35; from Russian Agitpróp, originally for Agitatsiónno-propagandístskiĭ otdél “Agitation Propaganda Section” (of the Central Committee, or a local committee, of the Communist Party); subsequently the head of such a section, or in compound names of political education organs, as agitpropbrigáda, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for agitprop

/ (ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp) /


(often capital) (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
  1. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
  2. (as modifier)agitprop theatre

Word Origin for agitprop

C20: short for Russian Agitpropbyuro, from agit (atsiya) agitation + prop (aganda) propaganda
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