noun, plural Bol·she·viks, Bol·she·vik·i [bohl-shuh-vik-ee, -vee-kee; Russian buhl-shi-vyi-kyee]. /ˈboʊl ʃəˌvɪk i, -ˌvi ki; Russian bəl ʃɪ vyɪˈkyi/.
- a member of the more radical majority of the Social Democratic Party, 1903–17, advocating immediate and forceful seizure of power by the proletariat.
- (after 1918) a member of the Russian Communist Party.
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Origin of Bolshevik
historical usage of Bolshevik
OTHER WORDS FROM Bolshevikan·ti-Bol·she·vik, noun, adjectivenon-Bol·she·vik, nounpro-Bol·she·vik, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for Bolshevik
After the October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, Russia was too much of a mess to keep fighting Germany.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself|P. J. O’Rourke|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the war came, and from the Bolshevik revolution to the rise of Hitler, the consequences were horrific.
It just doesn't fit with what real people do, in real life, no more than the Bolshevik 'Soviet man' is real.
The vice president of Iran announces that no Jews were killed during the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Bolshevik Revolution stamped out the city's vibrant and multilingual character.
I do not know how things are in America but in England there has been a ridiculous attempt to suppress Bolshevik propaganda.
I have seen a lot of Bolshevik propaganda and it is not very convincing stuff.
Witnesses further stated that Bolshevik leaders did not represent Russian working classes, most of them being Jews.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
I know another man, a conservative capitalist of narrow and aggressive temper, whose wife turned into an ardent Bolshevik.
Now the King knew nothing of revolution, not even the name, and there was not a bolshevik to be found in all his dominions.Dry Fish and Wet|Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen