so·​cial·​ist ˈsō-sh(ə-)list How to pronounce socialist (audio)
: one who advocates or practices socialism
capitalized : a member of a party or political group advocating socialism
socialist adjective often capitalized
socialistic adjective
socialistically adverb

Examples of socialist in a Sentence

a lifelong socialist who never lost faith in his cause
Recent Examples on the Web The dark political fantasy novel introduced a watchful, totalitarian government that Orwell, a democratic socialist, named Big Brother. The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2024 For anyone to the right of the EPP, breaking up its coalition with the socialists, pro-business liberals and the greens should be the main issue at stake. Eli Joseph, Fortune Europe, 5 June 2024 Around the time of Herzl’s death, in 1904, young Zionists, mostly socialists from Eastern Europe, began to come to Palestine. Tom Segev, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 The Tea Party in its countless permutations enjoys eternal American life, just as do its indefatigable opponents, the socialists of all parties. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for socialist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of socialist was in 1822

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“Socialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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