Definitions for Bolshevikˈboʊl ʃə vɪk, -ˌvik, ˈbɒl-; -ˌvɪk i, -ˌvi ki
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Bol•she•vikˈboʊl ʃə vɪk, -ˌvik, ˈbɒl-; -ˌvɪk i, -ˌvi ki(n.)(pl.)-viks, -vik•i
a member of the radical majority wing of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party, 1903–17, advocating abrupt, forceful seizure of power by the proletariat. (after 1918) a member of the Russian Communist Party.
a member of any Communist Party.
(often l.c.) Older Use: Disparaging. a political radical or revolutionary.
Origin of Bolshevik:
1915–20; < Russ bol'shevík, der. of ból'sh(iĭ) larger, greater
Bolshevik, Marxist, red, bolshie, bolshy(noun)
emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
Bolshevik, Bolshevist, Bolshevistic(adj)
of or relating to Bolshevism
A Russian communist revolutionary, member of the Bolshevik Party in the 1917 Communist Revolution of Russia.
Origin: From большевик, from большинство.