socialist

noun so·cial·ist \ ˈsō-sh(ə-)list \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of socialist

1 : one who advocates or practices socialism
2 capitalized : a member of a party or political group advocating socialism

socialist

adjective, often capitalized

socialistic

play \ˌsō-shə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

socialistically

play \ˌsō-shə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of socialist in a Sentence

  1. a lifelong socialist who never lost faith in his cause

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First Known Use of socialist

1822

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SOCIALIST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of socialist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who believes in socialism

  • Socialist : a member of a political party that supports socialism


SOCIALIST Defined for Kids

socialist

noun so·cial·ist \ ˈsō-shə-list \

Definition of socialist for Students

: a person who supports socialism


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