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noun [countable] Trotskyist pronunciation in British English /ˈtrɒtskiɪst/
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or Trotskyite Trotskyist pronunciation in British English /ˈtrɒtskiaɪt/

  1. someone who supports the very left-wing political ideas of Leon Trotsky

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