re·​dis·​tri·​bu·​tion·​ist (ˌ)rē-ˌdi-strə-ˈbyü-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce redistributionist (audio)
: one who believes in or advocates a welfare state
redistributionist adjective

Examples of redistributionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These redistributionists are acting as if unrealized capital gains are stored in vaults like gold and can be collected at Congress’s will. Richard B. McKenzie, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2023 But don’t mistake him for a redistributionist. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 Nov. 2022 While conservatives should ensure that Americans have a voice in their workplaces, the plan of the redistributionist Right to give more power to Richard Trumka, Mary Kay Henry, and other national union bosses will hurt, not help, workers who are more open than ever to supporting conservatism. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 30 Oct. 2020 But as Kevin had already reminded us, the redistributionist Left hasn’t gone away. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 23 Oct. 2020 That is more than a 'fair share' in anyone’s view—except the most wild redistributionists (some of whom, sadly, are candidates for office). sacbee, 9 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redistributionist was in 1961

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“Redistributionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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