Birchite

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Etymology[edit]

Birch +‎ -ite

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Birchite (not comparable)

  1. Of or associated with the John Birch Society, its beliefs, or its practices.
    • 1972, American Institute for Democracy, Homefront, volume 6, page 46:
      From the Birchite Right's standpoint, the George Wallace campaign had gone incredibly well. He had appeared at 1970 and 1971 functions of the Birch Society, the (White) Citizens Councils and Billy James Hargis' Christian Crusade.
    • 1995, Randall Bennett Wood, Fullbright: A Biography, page 288:
      Walker, Pentagon investigators discovered, was a member of the John Birch Society and had distributed Birchite material to his troops.

Noun[edit]

Birchite (plural Birchites)

  1. A supporter of the John Birch Society.
    • 2009, Jonathan Zimmerman, Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools[1], page 196:
      Across the political spectrum, meanwhile, Americans heaped ridicule upon the Birchites’ accusation of “subversion” in sex education.

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