bolshie

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From Bolshevik (Russian большеви́к (bolʹševík), the socialist party in the 1918 Russian Revolution, from Russian большевики́ (bolʹševikí, majority faction), +‎ -ie.

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bolshie (plural bolshies)

  1. (derogatory, Britain, dated) A government leftist, especially a communist, socialist, or labour union leader.

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bolshie (comparative bolshier, superlative bolshiest)

  1. (UK) Difficult or rebellious.
    Kate, don't be so bolshie!

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