Definition of Narodnik in English:

Narodnik

noun

Russian History
  • A supporter of a type of socialism originating amongst the Russian intelligentsia in the late 19th cent. and which looked on the peasants and intellectuals as revolutionary forces; a Russian populist. In extended use: a person who tries to politicize a community of rural or urban poor while sharing their living conditions.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Russian narodnik from narod people + -nik.

Pronunciation

Narodnik

/nəˈrɒdnɪk/