Menshevik meaning

mĕnshə-vĭk
A member of the liberal faction of the Social Democratic Party that struggled against the Bolsheviks before and during the Russian Revolution.
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A member of the minority faction (Mensheviki) of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, which opposed the more radical majority faction (Bolsheviki) from 1903 on.
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Of, characteristic of, or like the Mensheviks.
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Origin of menshevik

  • Russian men'shevik from men'she less (from their relegation by Lenin to minority status) mei-2 in Indo-European roots

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