comsymp

[kom-simp]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Informal: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person who sympathizes with communists.

Origin of comsymp

1960–65; com(munist) symp(athizer)

Usage note

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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