popular front

noun, often capitalized P&F

Definition of popular front

: a coalition especially of leftist political parties against a common opponent specifically : one sponsored and dominated by Communists as a device for gaining power

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Recent Examples on the Web In Spain, anti-fascist tactics and solidarity were put to the test in 1936, when a military coup tested the solidarity among working and middle class groups who were organized as a board based popular front against fascism. James Stout, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Brief History of Anti-Fascism," 24 June 2020 Now in its ninth year, the popular Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and a sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Fairview Park’s Richard DeChant receives Freedom Award for work with vets at Tri-C: A Place in the Sun," 6 Aug. 2019 Right-wing cynics, hucksters and opportunists deliberately blurred these distinctions in the name of a right-wing popular front. Jonah Goldberg, Alaska Dispatch News, "Real conservatives reject alt-right madness," 16 Aug. 2017 At least, that is, until Saturday, when the president invited speculation that the old popular front is still operational. Jonah Goldberg, Alaska Dispatch News, "Real conservatives reject alt-right madness," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of popular front

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Popular front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popular%20front. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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