fellow traveler


: a person who sympathizes with and often furthers the ideals and program of an organized group (such as the Communist party) without membership in the group or regular participation in its activities
broadly : a sympathetic supporter of another's cause
fellow-traveling adjective

Examples of fellow traveler in a Sentence

I struck up a conversation with one of my fellow travelers. He was not a member of the Communist Party or even a fellow traveler.
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Word History


translation of Russian popútčik

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fellow traveler was in 1925

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“Fellow traveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20traveler. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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