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Thatcher, Margaret Syllabification: Thatch·er, Margaret
Pronunciation: /ˈTHaCHər/

Definition of Thatcher, Margaret in English:

Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven (1925–2013), British Conservative stateswoman; prime minister 1979–90; full name Margaret Hilda Thatcher. She was the country’s first female prime minister and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century. Her period in office was marked by an emphasis on monetarist policies, privatization of nationalized industries, and trade union legislation.


Pronunciation: /ˈTHaCHəˌrizəm/
Example sentences
  • How did they react to Thatcherism?
  • Shirley helped set up the Centre for Policy Studies, one of the postwar conservative thinktanks that did the intellectual groundwork for Thatcherism.
  • The post-1997 election euphoria arose because people assumed that Thatcherism had been buried by Labour's massive victory.
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • A comparison with Margaret Thatcher's premiership is instructive: over time she strengthened her hold over her Cabinet by promoting Thatcherites.
  • There he and other self-possessed young Thatcherites were encouraged to consider riskier notions.
  • Cynics would put much of alternative medicine's new respectability down to Thatcherite enthusiasm for the ideology of personal responsibility.
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