socialist

[ soh-shuh-list ]
/ ˈsoʊ ʃə lɪst /

noun

an advocate or supporter of socialism.
(initial capital letter) a member of the U.S. Socialist party.

adjective

Origin of socialist

First recorded in 1825–35; social + -ist

Related forms

non·so·cial·ist, noun, adjectivepre·so·cial·ist, nounsem·i·so·cial·ist, noun

Can be confused

communist fascist Marxist socialist
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British Dictionary definitions for socialist

socialist

/ (ˈsəʊʃəlɪst) /

noun

a supporter or advocate of socialism or any party promoting socialism (socialist party)

adjective

of, characteristic of, implementing, or relating to socialism
(sometimes capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to socialists or a socialist party
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