[thach-uh-riz-uh m]


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

Origin of Thatcherism

Related formsThatch·er·ite, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thatcherite

Contemporary Examples of thatcherite

  • This is not the first time Palin has attempted to sun and preen herself in the heat of a Thatcherite sun.

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    Palin’s Delusions of Grandeur

    Alex Massie

    June 8, 2011

  • The working classes of Thatcherite Britain were in dire need of a spokesperson to celebrate their wretchedness.

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    Dead Cool: Ian Dury

    Simon Doonan

    April 23, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for thatcherite



the policies of monetarism, privatization, and self-help promoted by Margaret Thatcher
Derived FormsThatcherite (ˈθætʃəˌraɪt), noun, adjective
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