Fi·​del·​is·​ta ˌfē-də-ˈlē-stə How to pronounce Fidelista (audio)
: an adherent of Castroism

Word History


borrowed from American Spanish, from Fidel castro (ruz) + Spanish -ista -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fidelista was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Fidelista.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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