Trots·​ky·​ism ˈträt-skē-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Trotskyism (audio)
: the political, economic, and social principles advocated by Trotsky
especially : the theory and practice of communism developed by or associated with Trotsky and usually including adherence to the concept of worldwide revolution as opposed to socialism in one country
Trotskyist noun or adjective
Trotskyite noun or adjective

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First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Trotskyism was in 1925

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“Trotskyism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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