socialist etymology

English word socialist comes from English social, English -ist

Detailed word origin of socialist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
social English (eng) (British, colloquial) (with definite article) Abbreviation of social security, referring to the UK state welfare system, or of related terms such as Social Security Office or Social Security Benefit.. (Canada). (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.. (US, colloquial). (dated, Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting [...]
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
socialist English (eng) One who practices or advocates socialism. Of, promoting, practicing, or characteristic of socialism.

Words with the same origin as socialist

Descendants of -ist
activist archaeologist biologist ist journalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist receptionist sexist stylist