Meaning of “McCarthyism” in the English Dictionary

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McCarthyismnoun [ U ]

uk /məˈkɑː.θi.ɪ.zəm/ us /məˈkɑːr.θi.ɪ.zəm/
McCarthyite
noun [ C ], adjective uk /məˈkɑː.θi.aɪt/ us /məˈkɑːr.θi.aɪt/ also McCarthyist,

He led a McCarthyite witch hunt against homosexuals.

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

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