A member of the liberal faction of the Social Democratic Party that struggled against the Bolsheviks before and during the Russian Revolution.
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.
Of, characteristic of, or like the Mensheviks.
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