- an advocate or supporter of a political policy of revanche, especially in order to seek vengeance for a previous military defeat.
- of or relating to a political policy of revanche.
- of or relating to revanchists or revanchism.
Origin of revanchist
Examples from the Web for revanchist
This revanchist minority is angry, unsatisfied, and ready to fight.At the Values Voter Summit, It’s YOLO Conservatism
October 12, 2013
Adenauer was very conscious of the dangers of driving the old Nazi elites into a kind of revanchist underground.Out of the Ruins of the Second World War
October 27, 2013
Word Origin and History for revanchist
"a German seeking to avenge Germany's defeat in World War I and recover lost territory," 1926 (on model of French revanchiste, used in reference to those seeking to reverse the results of the defeat of France by Prussia in 1871), from revanche "revenge, requital," especially in reference to a national policy seeking return of lost territory, from French revanche "revenge," from Middle French revenche, back-formation from revenchier (see revenge (v.)). Related: Revanchism (1954).