Definition of Péquiste in English:

Péquiste

noun

Canadian
  • 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.’

Origin

From the French pronunciation of the abbreviation PQ + the noun suffix -iste.

Pronunciation:

Péquiste

/pāˈkēst/