unionist

noun union·ist \ ˈyün-yə-nist \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of unionist

: an advocate or supporter of union or unionism

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First Known Use of unionist

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UNIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

unionist

Definition of unionist for English Language Learners

  • : someone who supports labor unions

  • Unionist : a supporter of the Union (sense 4b) during the American Civil War

  • Unionist : a person who believes that Northern Ireland should remain a part of the United Kingdom



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