n. pl. Men·she·viks or Men·she·vi·ki (-vēkē)
A member of the liberal faction of the Social Democratic Party that struggled against the Bolsheviks before and during the Russian Revolution.
[Russian men'shevik, from men'she, less (from their relegation by Lenin to minority status); see mei-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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