Bolshevik

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noun Bol·she·vik \ˈbōl-shə-ˌvik, ˈbȯl-, ˈbäl-, -ˌvēk\

Definition of Bolshevik

plural

Bolsheviks

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Bolsheviki

play \ˌbōl-shə-ˈvi-kē, ˌbȯl-, ˌbäl-, -ˈvē-kē\
  1. 1 :  a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized power in Russia by the Revolution of November 1917

  2. 2 :  communist 3

Bolshevik

adjective

Origin and Etymology of bolshevik

Russian bol'shevik, from bol'shiĭ greater


First Known Use: 1917


BOLSHEVIK Defined for English Language Learners

Bolshevik

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noun Bol·she·vik \ˈbōl-shə-ˌvik, ˈbȯl-, ˈbäl-, -ˌvēk\

Definition of Bolshevik for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the political party that started to rule Russia in 1917 or a member of a similar political party


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