- a contemptuous term used to refer to a person who sympathizes with communists.
Origin of comsymp
1960–65; com(munist) symp(athizer)
This term is historically associated with the John Birch Society, a once prominent radical-right political organization, whose leaders used the term to describe their critics.
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Related Words for comsympcomrade, sympathizer, red, Marxist, pinko, Commie, apparatchik, Socialist, Bolshevist, Trotskyite, Bolshevik, Maoist, Stalinist, Leninist
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Contemporary Examples of comsymp
Anyone considered insufficiently anti-Communist was deemed a “comsymp”—short for Communist sympathizer.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock
August 17, 2014