Definition of agitprop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadʒɪtprɒp/
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡɪtprɒp/


[mass noun]
Political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature: a woman in the sales department published neo-Nazi agitprop in her spare time [as modifier]: agitprop painters
More example sentences
  • It happened in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, where the BBC and Radio Free Europe - aided by rock and roll - proved more powerful than communist state agitprop.
  • Please refer all complaints, communist manifestos, Jeffersonian agitprop, and bills to this address.
  • Beijing this winter is festooned with orange banners and billboards that look like Communist agitprop.


1930s: Russian, blend of agitatsiya 'agitation' and propaganda 'propaganda'.

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