groupuscule

noun
grou·​pus·​cule | \grü-ˈpə-ˌskyül \

Definition of groupuscule 

: a small group of political activists

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See the special issue of Patterns of Prejudice 36:3 (July 2002) on radical right groupuscules, put together by Roger Griffin. 8. Robert O. Paxton, Slate Magazine, "The Future of Fascism," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of groupuscule

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for groupuscule

French, from groupe group + -uscule (as in corpuscule corpuscle)

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