Birchist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Birch +‎ -ist

Adjective[edit]

Birchist (comparative more Birchist, superlative most Birchist)

  1. Of or relating to Birchism, ideas from or associated with the John Birch Society.
    • 1995, Sara Diamond, Roads to Dominion: Right-wing Movements and Political Power in the United States, page 56:
      In essence, the Birchist worldview allowed adherents to hold typically right-wing policy preferences simultaneous with the belief that the Society's opponents, including many bona fide conservatives, were secretly part of the “communist conspiracy.”

Noun[edit]

Birchist (plural Birchists)

  1. An adherent of Birchism, a supporter of the John Birch Society.
    • 1962, William Theodore Evjue, The Progressive, page 27:
      The Birchists (like the Marxists who have forgotten Marx) have fallen victim to the devil theory of history.
    • 1970, Gerald Schomp, Birchism was my Business, page 157:
      The liberal accuses the conservative of being a “Birchist,” an “extremist,” or an “ultra-rightist.” The conservative, alarmed at being skewered and roasted as an irresponsible fascist, strikes back by citing his family’s war record against the Nazis

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