Definition of “Bolshevik” - English Dictionary

“Bolshevik” in British English

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Bolsheviknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɒl.ʃə.vɪk/ us /ˈboʊl.ʃə.vɪk/
Bolshevik
adjective [ U ] uk us
Bolshevism
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbɒl.ʃə.vɪ.zəm/ us /ˈboʊl.ʃə.vɪ.zəm/

Examples from literature

  • All Asia lies open to Bolshevik ambitions. 
  • The Bolshevik leaders were not long in showing their hand. 
  • The Bolshevik soldiers stood to attention and listened to me with great interest. 
  • The Bolsheviks comprised chiefly Jews and Germans, who were exceedingly active and enterprising. 
  • What motive is possible except idealism, love of mankind, non-economic motives of the sort that Bolsheviks decry? 

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

“Bolshevik” in American English

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Bolsheviknoun [ C ]

/ˈboʊl·ʃəˌvɪk, ˈbɔl-/

world history a member of the political party introduced by Lenin in Russia in 1917

(Definition of “Bolshevik” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)