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

Examples of popular front in a Sentence

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, 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, 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, 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, 16 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'popular front.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of popular front

1935, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About popular front

Time Traveler for popular front

Time Traveler

The first known use of popular front was in 1935

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near popular front

popular etymology

popular front


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for popular front

Cite this Entry

“Popular front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popular%20front. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on popular front

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about popular front


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!