Origin of Bolshie
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"You can't tell me that's a 'Bolshie' yell," observed the American officer decisively.To Kiel in the 'Hercules'
Lewis R. Freeman
One thing I've discovered; that book-shop is a meeting-place for Bolshie refugees and German anarchists.Mystery at Geneva
There's been Bolshie agitators workin' the boys months, and I guess they got a holt on 'em good.The Man in the Twilight
Mr. Stanton could think of no better retort than the stereotyped "Bolshie!"
bolshy sometimes capital
- difficult to manage; rebellious
- politically radical or left-wing
- derogatory any political radical
C20: shortened from Bolshevik
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