Bolshevik - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈboʊlʃɪvɪk|
Brit.  |ˈbɒlʃɪvɪk|

noun

- emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries (syn: bolshevik, bolshie, bolshy, marxist, red)
- a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party (syn: bolshevik, bolshevist)

adjective

- of or relating to Bolshevism(syn: bolshevik, bolshevist, bolshevistic)

Examples

Bolshevik Revolution

...after the collapse of the Russian monarchy, the moderate socialists briefly governed until being overthrown by the Bolshevik revolutionaries...

Word forms

noun
singular: Bolshevik
plural: Bolsheviks
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