from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A Communist Party sympathizer.

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  • n. A Communist sympathizer; a liberal.


Com(munist) + symp(athizer).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by Robert Welch (1899-1985), founder of the John Birch Society. (Wiktionary)


  • Dallas's oil and gas barons who routinely denounced JFK as a "comsymp" had unbottled the genie of populist rage and harnessed it to the cause of radical ideology, anti-government fervor and corporate dominion.

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Tucson: Time for Another Examination of Conscience

  • He was also a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.

    Res Ipsa Loquitur

  • Bubp is the author of the Pledge Protection Act, which would ensure that public schoolchildren include the phrase "under God" in their daily recitation of the pledge, no matter what the comsymp one-worlders at the ACLU do.

    Max Blumenthal: Who Is Mean Jean's Marine? And Why Does He Think Murtha's A Coward?

  • They are out to get him -- a vast network of terrorist professors, angry liberal operatives and comsymp cultural elites; the Cornel Wests, George Soroses, the "creatures" at Media Matters, and of course, the "Blumenthal left;" all of them conspiring to advance an insidious plot to sabotage his ambitions, unleash black looters and suicide bombers on the Heartland, and blacklist his allies.

    Max Blumenthal: The Demons of David Horowitz

  • One of the things that shocked James Kirchick of the New Republic was the fact that a Ron Paul letter described Dr. King as” “a comsymp, if not an actual party member …” Perhaps Kirchick, who just graduated from Yale, and is practically an infant, simply didn’t know that this was in fact the case. Blog Articles » Print » MLK vs. America In The Viet Nam War

  • We got to be really good friends, and we used to have political arguments on the air -- I was his 'comsymp producer.'"

    Chicago Reader


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