crypto-Communist

noun
cryp·to-Communist | \¦krip(ˌ)tō+\

Definition of crypto-Communist 

: one who secretly sympathizes with communism or is secretly a member of the Communist party

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First Known Use of crypto-Communist

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crypto-Communist

crypt- + Communist

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