Agitprop meaning

ăjĭt-prŏp
Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music.
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Of or for agitating and propagandizing.
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Any agitprop activity or agency.
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(uncountable) Political propaganda disseminated through art, literature, drama, etc., especially Communist propaganda.
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(countable) An organization or person engaged in disseminating such propaganda.
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Origin of agitprop

  • Russian short for otdel agitatsii i propagandy incitement and propaganda section (of the central and local committees of the Russian Communist party); name changed in 1934

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian "отдел (otdel) агитации (agitacii) и (i) пропаганды (propagandy)" (otdél agitácii i propagándy) - "Department for Agitation and Propaganda"

    From Wiktionary