Menshevik Definition

mĕnshə-vĭk
mensheviki, mensheviks
noun
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.
Webster's New World
adjective
Of, characteristic of, or like the Mensheviks.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Menshevik

Noun

Singular:
menshevik
Plural:
mensheviki, 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

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