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Bolshevik

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bolshevik \Bolshevik\ n. [Russian bol'shevik fr. bol'she more + -vik, a person, i.e. one who is a member of the majority (in the revolutionary Russian parliament).]

1. a member of the extreme left wing of the Social Democratic Party that seized power in Russia in 1917 after the Russian October Revolution, and advocated rule by the proletariat and state ownership of property.

Note: Actually in the minority, this branch seized the opportunity, when the moderate group walked out, to proclaim themselves a majority and form a government. They prevailed in the subsequent civil war. [PJC]

2. same as {communist}, especially used of Russian communists. [PJC]

3. anyone with communist leanings or sympathies; -- used very loosely in a derogatory sense by some people with economically conservative views. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bolshevik \Bolshevik\ adjective of or pertaining to Bolsheviks or bolshevism. Bolshevik Revolution

Syn: bolshevik. [WordNet 1.5] bolshevise

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Bolshevik

adjective

1: of or relating to Bolshevism; "Bolshevik Revolution" [syn: {Bolshevik}, {Bolshevist}, {Bolshevistic}]

noun

1: emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries [syn: {Bolshevik}, {Marxist}, {red}, {bolshie}, {bolshy}]

2: a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party [syn: {Bolshevik}, {Bolshevist}]


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