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Laborite

[ ley-buh-rahyt ]
/ ˈleɪ bəˌraɪt /
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noun

a member of a political party promoting the interests of labor.
(lowercase) an advocate or member of a labor union or movement.

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Origin of Laborite

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; labor + -ite1
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  • A certain type of labor agitator, or a “parlor laborite,” prefer to see only the gloomy side of the worker's life.

    Working With the Working Woman|Cornelia Stratton Parker
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