[ahy-dee-uh-lawg, -log, id-ee-, ahy-dee-]


a person who zealously advocates an ideology.

Origin of ideologue

1805–15; < French idéologue; see ideo-, -logue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for ideologue

1815, in reference to the French Revolutionaries, from French ideologue, from Greek idea (see idea) + -logos (see -logue). Earlier form was ideologist (1798).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper