expansionism [ik-span-shuh-niz-uh m] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a policy of, as of territory or currency: the colonial expansionism of Europe in the 19th century.
Origin of expansionism First recorded in 1895–1900;+ Related formsex·pan·sion·ist, noun, adjectiveex·pan·sion·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·ex·pan·sion·ism, nounan·ti·ex·pan·sion·ist, noun, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for expansionist Contemporary Examples of expansionist
Born on April 15, 2009—Tax Day—the Tea Party movement was conceived last winter as a populist protest to expansionist government.
Samuel P. Jacobs
January 11, 2010
Historical Examples of expansionist
I have said General MacArthur was a “thoroughgoing” expansionist.
James H. Blount
The Fox was an “expansionist” and an annexationist out of sympathy for the oppressed ponies of the Cheyennes.
Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Up-to-date fashion is a democratic tyrant, an expansionist invading and permeating all places and peoples.
Bernard G. Richards
His stout imperialism had won him the leadership of the expansionist West and South.
William E. Dodd
British Dictionary definitions for expansionist expansionism noun the doctrine or practice of expanding the economy or territory of a country Derived Formsexpansionist, noun, adjectiveexpansionistic, adjective Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for expansionist n.
“one who advocates the expansion of the territory of his nation,” 1864, from+ . Related: Expansionism.
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