fellow traveler


fellow traveler

noun

: someone who is traveling in the same group or on the same train, airplane, etc., as you

: someone who shares the opinions and beliefs of the people in a group or organization (especially the Communist Party) but does not belong to that group or organization

Full Definition of FELLOW TRAVELER

:  a person who sympathizes with and often furthers the ideals and program of an organized group (as the Communist party) without membership in the group or regular participation in its activities; broadly :  a sympathetic supporter of another's cause
fel·low–trav·el·ing adjective

Examples of FELLOW TRAVELER

  1. I struck up a conversation with one of my fellow travelers.
  2. He was not a member of the Communist Party or even a fellow traveler.

Origin of FELLOW TRAVELER

translation of Russian poputchik
First Known Use: 1925

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