trade unionist

or trade-un·ion·ist

[ treyd yoon-yuh-nist ]
/ ˈtreɪd ˈyun yə nɪst /


a member of a trade union.
a person who favors or advocates trade unionism.
Also trades-un·ion·ist.

Origin of trade unionist

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trade unionist

  • A trade-unionist is ready enough to regulate wages and hours, but he gives not a thought to surroundings in factory and workshop.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power|Harriot Stanton Blatch
  • That rage against Easton was like the rage of a trade-unionist against a blackleg.