social democrat


noun

a person who advocates a gradual transition to socialism or a modified form of socialism by and under democratic political processes.
Social Democrat. (especially in Europe) a member of any of certain Social Democratic parties.

Origin of social democrat

First recorded in 1875–80
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social democrat

noun

any socialist who believes in the gradual transformation of capitalism into democratic socialism
(usually capital) a member of a Social Democratic Party
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