Menshevik

noun
Men·​she·​vik | \ˈmen(t)-shə-ˌvik, -ˌvēk\
plural Mensheviks or Mensheviki\ˌmen(t)-​shə-​ˈvi-​kē, -​ˈvē-​kē \

Definition of Menshevik 

: 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

Other Words from Menshevik

Menshevism \ˈmen(t)-​shə-​ˌvi-​zəm \ noun
Menshevist \-​vist \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Menshevik

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Menshevik

Russian men'shevik, from men'she less; from their forming the minority group of the party

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