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Word of the Day 10/08/14 Agitprop

Agitprop (noun, adjective)
agitprop [aj-it-prop]


noun
1. agitation and propaganda, especially for the cause of communism.
2. (often initial capital letter) an agency or department, as of a government, that directs and coordinates agitation and propaganda.
3. Also, agitpropist. a person who is trained or takes part in such activities.

adjective
4. of or pertaining to agitprop.


Origin: 1930-35; < Russian Agitpróp, orig. for Agitatsiónno-propagandístskiĭ otdél Agitation Propaganda Section (of the Central Committee, or a local committee, of the Communist Party); subsequently the head of such a section, or in compound names of political education organs, as agitpropbrigáda, etc.

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