or Trot·sky·ist



a supporter of Trotsky or Trotskyism.


of or relating to Trotsky or Trotskyism.

Origin of Trotskyite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trotskyite

Contemporary Examples of trotskyite

  • He was accused of “formalism,” a catch-all accusation that, like “Trotskyite,” had the ring of execution about it.

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Historical Examples of trotskyite

Word Origin and History for trotskyite



1919, from Leon Trotsky, assumed name of Russian revolutionary leader Lev Davidovich Bronstein (1879-1940) + -ite (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper