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  1. fellow traveler, fellow travellernoun

    a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)

  2. companion, fellow traveler, fellow travellernoun

    a traveler who accompanies you


  1. fellow travellernoun

    One who travels together with another.

  2. fellow travellernoun

    One who sympathizes with the aims or beliefs of an organization, without belonging to it; most often applied to a Communist sympathizer.


  1. Fellow traveller

    The term fellow traveller (also fellow traveler) identifies a person who is intellectually sympathetic to the ideology of a political organization, and who co-operates in the organization's politics, without being a formal member of that organization. In the early history of the Soviet Union, the Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet statesman Anatoly Lunacharsky coined the term poputchik ('one who travels the same path') and later it was popularized by Leon Trotsky to identify the vacillating intellectual supporters of the Bolshevik government. It was the political characterisation of the Russian intelligentsiya (writers, academics, and artists) who were philosophically sympathetic to the political, social, and economic goals of the Russian Revolution of 1917, but who did not join the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The usage of the term poputchik disappeared from political discourse in the Soviet Union during the Stalinist régime, but the Western world adopted the English term fellow traveller to identify people who sympathised with the Soviets and with Communism.In U.S. politics, during the 1940s and the 1950s, the term fellow traveler was a pejorative term for a person who was philosophically sympathetic to Communism, yet was not a formal, "card-carrying member" of the Communist Party USA. In political discourse, the term fellow traveler was applied to intellectuals, academics, and politicians who lent their names and prestige to Communist front organizations. In European politics, the equivalent terms for fellow traveller are: Compagnon de route and sympathisant in France; Weggenosse, Sympathisant (neutral) or Mitläufer (negative connotation) in Germany; and compagno di strada in Italy.


  1. fellow traveller

    A fellow traveller is a person who aligns or sympathizes with a specific cause, ideology, group or institution, often without being a formal member of that group. The term often applies to one who supports a political group such as communist party without being a member, or to a non-believer who still supports or admires aspects of a religion. The term originated from Soviet Union referring to non-communist people who were sympathetic to communism. It also refers to someone travelling in the same direction or on the same route.


  1. Fellow traveller

    A fellow traveller or fellow traveler is a person who sympathizes with the beliefs of an organization or cooperates in its activities without maintaining formal membership in that particular group. The term was first used in the early Soviet Union to characterize writers and artists sympathetic to the goals of the Russian Revolution who declined to join the Communist Party. The English-language phrase came into vogue in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s as a pejorative term for a sympathizer of Communism who was nonetheless not an official or "card-carrying member" of a Communist party. In other languages the comparable terms are compagnon de route, sympathisant or progressists in French; Sympathisierender aufden Weg or Mitlaufer in German; and compagno di viaggio in Italian. Often they lent their names and prestige to Communist front organizations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fellow traveller in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fellow traveller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fellow traveller in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you.

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