free world


noun (often initial capital letters)

the nations of the world that function chiefly under democratic and capitalistic systems rather than under totalitarianism or Communism.

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Origin of free world

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM free world

free-world, adjective
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Free World

noun

the Free World the non-Communist countries collectively, esp those that are actively anti-Communist
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