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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Haywood, William Dudley Known as "Big Bill.” 1869-1928. American labor leader. A socialist who helped found the Industrial Workers of the World (1905), he was ejected from the Socialist Party for his militant views (1912) and was convicted of sedition during World War I. He fled to the Soviet Union in 1921.

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  • n. United States labor leader and militant socialist who was one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World (1869-1928)

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