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comsymp

[ kom-simp ]
/ ˈkɒmˌsɪmp /
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)Informal: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a person who sympathizes with communists.

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Origin of comsymp

1960–65; com(munist)symp(athizer)

historical usage of comsymp

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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