Bolshevik

noun
Bol·​she·​vik | \ ˈbōl-shə-ˌvik How to pronounce Bolshevik (audio) , ˈbȯl-, ˈbäl-, -ˌvēk How to pronounce Bolshevik (audio) \
plural Bolsheviks also Bolsheviki\ ˌbōl-​shə-​ˈvi-​kē How to pronounce Bolshevik (audio) , ˌbȯl-​ , ˌbäl-​ , -​ˈvē-​kē \

Definition of Bolshevik

1 : a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized power in Russia by the Revolution of November 1917

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Bolshevik adjective

First Known Use of Bolshevik

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Bolshevik

Russian bol'shevik, from bol'shiĭ greater

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The first known use of Bolshevik was in 1907

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Bolsena, Lake

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“Bolshevik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bolshevik. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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