[ san-duh-nee-stuh; Spanish sahn-dee-nees-tah ]
/ ˌsæn dəˈni stə; Spanish ˌsɑn diˈnis tɑ /
noun, plural San·di·nis·tas [san-duh-nee-stuh z; Spanish sahn-dee-nees-tahs] /ˌsæn dəˈni stəz; Spanish ˌsɑn diˈnis tɑs/.
a member of the Nicaraguan revolutionary movement that took control of Nicaragua in 1979.
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Examples from the Web for sandinista
But the consul denied there had been any kind of direct Sandinista pressure to cut off funding for the group.Nicaragua’s President Accused of Sex Abuse by His Stepdaughter|Mac Margolis|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It showed a group of heavily armed Sandinista guerrillas huddled in the jungles of Nicaragua with big grins on their faces.
British Dictionary definitions for sandinista
/ (ˌsændɪˈniːstə) /
noun (in Nicaragua)
- one of a left-wing group of revolutionaries who overthrew President Somoza in 1979 and formed a socialist coalition government. The Sandinistas were opposed militarily by the US-backed Contras during the 1980s and were defeated in a general election in 1990
- (as modifier)the Sandinista revolution
Word Origin for Sandinista
C20: from Spanish, named after Augusto César Sandino a Nicaraguan general and rebel leader, murdered in 1933
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