Bolshevik NOUN historical 1) a member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which seized power in the Revolution of 1917. 2) a person with politically subversive or radical views.
ADJECTIVE relating to or characteristic of Bolsheviks or Bolshevism.
DERIVATIVES Bolshevism noun Bolshevist noun.
ORIGIN Russian, from bol'she 'greater' (with reference to the greater faction).

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