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

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Origin of socialist

First recorded in 1825–35; social + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM socialist

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH socialist

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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