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Coined by Robert Welch (1899-1985), founder of the John Birch Society, from Communist sympathizer.


comsymp (plural comsymps)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A Communist sympathizer; a liberal.
    • 1965, Niven Busch, The Gentleman from California:
      Personally, I think he's a comsymp. Or close. That's why I never had much enthusiasm for being on it, great as you all seem to think it is.
    • 1990, Stephen King, The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition:
      The guard said he wouldn't be surprised to find out that the longhaired comsymp pervos had done it by putting something into the water.
    • 1990 February, "The Coming Race War", Ron Paul Political Report, p. 7:
      He was also a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.
    • 2005, William Froug, How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island:
      ...he would not stock any product on his shelves from any company that hired a communist or, as it was called at the time, a comsymp.