Meaning of “protester” in the English Dictionary

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"protester" in British English

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protesternoun [ C ]

also protestor uk /prəˈtes.tər/ us /prəˈtes.tɚ/

someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc.


  • A peace protester was conditionally discharged for twelve months .
  • The protesters were conducted from the courtroom by two police officers.
  • The protesters refused to be cowed into submission by the army.
  • The protesters blocking the entrance to the offices remained defiant this morning.
  • The meeting was disrupted by a group of protesters who shouted and threw fruit at the speaker.

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

"protester" in Business English

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protesternoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈtestər/ us

someone who protests publicly about something, especially as part of a group:

Up to 100,000 protesters are expected to march.
anti-war/civil rights protesters

someone who complains strongly about something:

fuel/tax protesters The party leadership has backed fuel protesters and their calls for lower petrol taxes.

(Definition of “protester” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)