Babouvism

noun

Ba·​bou·​vism
bəˈbüˌvizəm,
bä-
plural -s
: a social and political doctrine or movement advocating a program of egalitarianism and communism especially as formulated by Babeuf

Word History

Etymology

French babouvisme, from François Émile Babeuf or Babœuf †1797 French revolutionary + French -isme -ism

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Babouvism was in 1848

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“Babouvism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Babouvism. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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