Bolshevism

[ bohl-shuh-viz-uh m, bol- ]
/ ˈboʊl ʃəˌvɪz əm, ˈbɒl- /

noun

the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks.
(sometimes lowercase) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or political ultraradicals generally.

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Also bol·she·vism, Bol·she·vik·ism, bol·she·vik·ism [bohl-shuh-vi-kiz-uh m, bol-] /ˈboʊl ʃə vɪˌkɪz əm, ˈbɒl-/.

Origin of Bolshevism

First recorded in 1915–20; Bolshev(ik) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Bolshevism

an·ti-Bol·she·vism, nounnon-Bol·she·vism, nounpro·Bol·she·vism, noun
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