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Definition of "socialist" []

  • An advocate of socialism. (noun)
  • A member of a political party or group that advocates socialism. (noun)
  • Of, promoting, or practicing socialism. (adjective)
  • Of, belonging to, or constituting a socialist party or political group. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "socialist" in a sentence
  • "A recent Bloomberg National Poll confirmed what was already apparent, that the Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they, or their leaders, deem to be socialist while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like and, of course, not really understanding what the term socialist means."
  • "But what concerns me is when in some of those town hall meetings including the one that we saw in Missouri recently where there were jokes made about lynching, etc., you start to wonder whether in fact the word socialist is becoming a code word, whether or not socialist is becoming the new n-word for frankly for some angry upset birthers and others.42"
  • "The NY Post actually ran a story on their front page today about her bonds plan for newborns and used the term socialist in it."