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.

Nearby words

  1. trade school,
  2. trade secret,
  3. trade show,
  4. trade union,
  5. trade unionism,
  6. trade up,
  7. trade wind,
  8. trade winds,
  9. trade-in,
  10. trade-last

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.