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Thatcherism

[ thach-uh-riz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the conservative policies, political philosophy, and leadership style of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, characterized especially by monetarism, privatization, and labor union reform.


Thatcherism

/ ˈθætʃəˌraɪt; ˈθætʃəˌrɪzəm /

noun

  1. the policies of monetarism, privatization, and self-help promoted by Margaret Thatcher


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Derived Forms

  • Thatcherite, nounadjective
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Other Words From

  • Thatcher·ite noun adjective
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Word History and Origins

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Example Sentences

Its prestige (if not its income) waxed and waned as Thatcherism died and the Blair era arrived.

What Thatcherism meant then and means today is still a highly divisive subject.

Part of the global success of Thatcherism was the key support of Ronald Reagan.

Its triumph coincided with a relevant historical event: the rise of Thatcherism.

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