• synonyms

trade unionist

or trade-un·ion·ist

[treyd yoon-yuh-nist]
  1. a member of a trade union.
  2. a person who favors or advocates trade unionism.
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Also trades-un·ion·ist.

Origin of trade unionist

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for trade unionist

Historical Examples of trade unionist

  • That rage against Easton was like the rage of a trade-unionist against a blackleg.

    The Research Magnificent

    H. G. Wells

  • 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