Definition of Thatcherite in US English:

Thatcherite

noun

  • A supporter of the political and economic policies of the former British Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, particularly those involving the privatization of nationalized industries and trade union legislation.

    ‘he was a Thatcherite on economic issues’
    • ‘In a sense, as a student to go against the grain was to be a Thatcherite.’
    • ‘This year he was finally forgiven by Thatcherites when he admitted that he had indeed got it wrong on Europe.’
    • ‘Already the Thatcherites have made clear that they are in no mood to compromise.’
    • ‘Dad was a working-class Thatcherite before Thatcher, who believed you have to get out there and help yourself.’
    • ‘He is one of the last Thatcherites in the Government.’

adjective

  • Advocating, denoting, or characterized by the political and economic policies of the former British Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, particularly those involving the privatization of nationalized industries and trade union legislation.

    ‘a Thatcherite economist’
    ‘Thatcherite free-market policies’
    ‘Thatcherite Britain’
    • ‘Is not his enthusiasm for the euro the clearest signal so far that he is the true inheritor of Thatcherite economics, with its adulation of open markets and big business ethics?’
    • ‘He and his deputy have offered philosophical underpinning to the Thatcherite agenda for more than two decades.’
    • ‘Acclaimed as one of the finest British post-war plays, Churchill's 1982 work is a reflection on Thatcherite Britain.’
    • ‘He is being portrayed in the press as a kind of Thatcherite figure who plans to slash and burn his way across society.’
    • ‘It was a condemnation of the Thatcherite 80s, but the satire was so gleeful and the comedy so sharp that the morality began to slip.’

Pronunciation

Thatcherite

/ˈTHaCHərīt//ˈθætʃəraɪt/