One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member or supporter of the Parti Québecois, a political party originally advocating independent rule for Quebec.
- ‘The organizations need more money - which was promised to them in the last budget presented by the Péquistes before they were turfed out of office, but was never delivered.’
- ‘Unfortunately, neither the Péquistes nor the Liberals that took their place have seen fit to replace them yet.’
- ‘Indeed, after the election, many defeated Péquistes complained that they had paid the price for their party's ‘courage’ on this issue.’
From the French pronunciation of the abbreviation PQ + the noun suffix -iste.
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