Spartacist

noun
Spar·​ta·​cist | \ ˈspär-tə-sist \

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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