Definition of Menshevik
plural Mensheviks or Men·she·vi·ki play \ˌmen(t)-shə-ˈvi-kē, -ˈvē-kē\
: a member of a wing of the Russian Social Democratic party before and during the Russian Revolution believing in the gradual achievement of socialism by parliamentary methods in opposition to the Bolsheviks
Origin of menshevik
Russian men'shevik, from men'she less; from their forming the minority group of the party
First Known Use: 1907
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