Spartacist

noun
Spar·​ta·​cist | \ ˈspär-tə-sist How to pronounce Spartacist (audio) \

Definition of Spartacist

: a member of a revolutionary political group organized in Germany in 1918 and advocating extreme socialistic doctrines

First Known Use of Spartacist

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Spartacist

German Spartakist, from Spartakusbund, literally, league of Spartakus, a revolutionary organization, from Spartakus, pen name of Karl Liebknecht, its cofounder

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The first known use of Spartacist was in 1919

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“Spartacist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spartacist. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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