socialist

play
noun so·cial·ist \ ˈsō-sh(ə-)list \

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

Recent Examples of socialist from the Web

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

First Known Use of socialist

1822


SOCIALIST Defined for English Language Learners

socialist

play
noun

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

play
noun so·cial·ist \ ˈsō-shə-list \

Definition of socialist for Students

:a person who supports socialism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up socialist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

agreeable, attractive, or delicious

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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