a person involved in producing or spreading propaganda.
a member or agent of a propaganda.


Also prop·a·gan·dis·tic. pertaining to propaganda or propagandists.

Origin of propagandist

First recorded in 1790–1800; propagand(a) + -ist
Related formsprop·a·gan·dism, nounprop·a·gan·dis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·prop·a·gan·dist, noun, adjectivesem·i·prop·a·gan·dist, adjectiveun·prop·a·gan·dis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for propagandist

Contemporary Examples of propagandist

Historical Examples of propagandist

  • Secret meetings, propagandist organizations, flooded the land.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • In 1900 there were in the whole Islamic world not more than 200 propagandist journals.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • Can you still complain of the propagandist turn of such a man?

    Hilaire Belloc

    C. Creighton Mandell

  • I, if you please, carrying an armful of propagandist literature.'

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins

  • The Prussian propagandist has brought them face to face with a new Kaiserism.

Word Origin and History for propagandist

1797, from propaganda + -ist. Related: Propagandistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper