communist

[ kom-yuh-nist ]
/ ˈkɒm yə nɪst /

noun

(initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.
an advocate of communism.
a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
(usually initial capital letter) a Communard.

adjective

(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism.
pertaining to communists or communism.

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Origin of communist

From the French word communiste, dating back to 1835–45. See common, -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM communist

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH communist

communist , fascist, Marxist, socialist.
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British Dictionary definitions for communist

communist
/ (ˈkɒmjʊnɪst) /

noun

adjective

of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic
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Cultural definitions for communist

communist

A supporter of communism.

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