American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the left-wing majority group of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party that adopted Lenin's theses on party organization in 1903.
- n. A member of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party that seized power in that country in November 1917.
- n. A member of a Marxist-Leninist party or a supporter of one; a Communist.
- n. An extreme radical: a literary bolshevik.
- n. A Russian communist revolutionary, member of the Bolshevik Party in the 1917 Communist Revolution of Russia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a member of the extreme left wing of the Social Democratic Party that seized power in Russia in 1917 after the Russian October Revolution, and advocated rule by the proletariat and state ownership of property.
- n. same as communist, especially used of Russian communists.
- n. anyone with communist leanings or sympathies; -- used very loosely in a derogatory sense by some people with economically conservative views.
- adj. of or pertaining to Bolsheviks or bolshevism.
- n. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
- n. a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
- adj. of or relating to Bolshevism
- From Russian большевик (bol’ševík), from большинство (bol’šinstvó), "majority"). (Wiktionary)
- Russian Bol'shevik, from bol'she, comparative of bol'shoĭ, large. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This work ended when the American secretaries withdrew from welfare work in Bolshevik territory during the summer of 1918.”
“BRZEZINSKI: Well, Lenin was a Russian revolutionary, an early Russian Marxist -- a person who lead the so-called majority faction of Russian Marxists and the word Bolshevik is derived from the word majority.”
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“But the hearings did not uncover much, if anything, about the extent of Bolshevik propaganda in the United States, and the report, entitled Bolshevik Propaganda, contained little evidence of the true impact of Bolshevism in America.”
“Hugo had been called a Bolshevik, you see, because he was on the side of the labor unions.”
“Russian Revolution is the Communist version, some - times called the Bolshevik-Leninist view.”
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