commie

Commie is derogatory slang for communist. You shouldn't call someone a commie unless you want to start a fight.

A commie is a communist, a person who favors the eventual creation of a classless society in which goods are equally shared between all citizens. This word was most common in the 1950s, during the strongly anti-communist era of the US. Being called a commie back then might result in losing a job or being ostracized by friends. Today, you're much less likely to hear the word commie, which has the same root as communism, the French communisme, from the Old French comun, "common, free, open, or public."

Definitions of commie
  1. noun
    a socialist who advocates communism
    synonyms: communist
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    Mao Tsetung
    Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)
    John Reed
    United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
    Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
    Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
    Chou En-lai
    Chinese revolutionary and communist leader (1898-1976)
    Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin
    Bolshevik leader in Russia who advocated gradual collectivism of the farms; was executed in a purge by Stalin (1888-1938)
    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
    Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)
    Lev Davidovich Bronstein
    Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army; he was ousted from the Communist Party by Stalin and eventually assassinated in Mexico (1879-1940)
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    apparatchik
    a communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party
    Bolshevik, Bolshevist
    a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
    Comrade
    a fellow member of the Communist Party
    revisionist
    a Communist who tries to rewrite Marxism to justify a retreat from the revolutionary position
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    socialist
    a political advocate of socialism
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