or Kom·in·tern

[ kom-in-turn, kom-in-turn ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪnˌtɜrn, ˌkɒm ɪnˈtɜrn /


Origin of Comintern

< Russian Komintérn, for Kommunistícheskiĭ Internatsionál Communist International Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for comintern

  • The American Ambassador's daughter here told him that you are an agent of the Comintern.

    The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
  • But selling to the New Yorker is the latest orders from the Comintern.

    Class of '29|Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings

British Dictionary definitions for comintern



/ (ˈkɒmɪnˌtɜːn) /


short for Communist International : an international Communist organization founded by Lenin in Moscow in 1919 and dissolved in 1943; it degenerated under Stalin into an instrument of Soviet politicsAlso called: Third International
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Word Origin and History for comintern



"Third International," 1919, from contraction of Communist International.

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