[bohl-shuh-vist, bol-]


a follower or advocate of the doctrines or methods of the Bolsheviks.
(sometimes lowercase) an ultraradical socialist; any political ultraradical.


Origin of Bolshevist

First recorded in 1915–20; Bolshev(ik) + -ist
Related formsan·ti-Bol·she·vist, noun, adjectivenon-Bol·she·vist, nounpro-Bol·she·vist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bolshevist

Historical Examples of bolshevist

  • Some of them had enunciated Bolshevist doctrines as wild as any of Flynn's or Jacobi's.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Here is a Bolshevist manifesto to the Turkish masses, published in the summer of 1920.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • Then perhaps I was an anarchist or a Bolshevist, he persisted.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

    Charles S. Brooks

  • The Bolshevist is above all a bourgeois; a Jewish intellectual of the town.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

    G. K. Chesterton

  • What of the Prussian who, after all, had his ideal, as the Bolshevist has his?