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.

Origin of communist

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

Related forms

Can be confused

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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Culture definitions for communist

communist

A supporter of communism.


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