Meaning of Bolshevik
Pronunciation: (bōl'shu-vik, bol'- Russ. bul-shi-vyēk'), [key]
— pl. -viks, -vik•i
- (in Russia)
- a member of the more radical majority of the Social Democratic party, 1903–17, advocating immediate and forceful seizure of power by the proletariat.
- (after 1918) a member of the Russian Communist party.
- (loosely) a member of any Communist party.
- an extreme political radical; revolutionary or anarchist.
- bolshevik (Thesaurus)