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Used disparagingly, especially in Communist writings: of, relating to, or characterized by the capitalist and imperialist policy and system, especially as represented by the Western powers.
(A person regarded as) an advocate or representative of the capitalist-imperialist system or capitalist-imperialist ideas.
Of, relating to, or characterized by capitalist imperialism.
A supporter or advocate of capitalist imperialism.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in John Atkinson Hobson (1858–1940), social theorist and economist. From capitalist + imperialist, adjective, probably after German kapitalistisch-imperialistisch<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in John Atkinson Hobson (1858–1940), social theorist and economist. Probably after German kapitalistisch-imperialistisch.
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