Meaning of “-ite” in the English Dictionary

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"-ite" in British English

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uk / -aɪt/ us / -aɪt/

used for a person who supports particular beliefs, actions, or ideas, especially when added to the name of the person who is the origin of the ideas:

a Thatcherite
a Reaganite

(Definition of “-ite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)