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

  • n. Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music: "It also is a conspiracy movie, agitprop against today's targets, big government and big business” ( George F. Will).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. political propaganda disseminated through art, literature, drama, etc., especially Communist propaganda
  • n. An organization or person engaged in disseminating such propaganda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. agitation and propaganda; -- used especially for such activities carried out on behalf of communist activists.
  • n. a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government; one disseminating agitprop{1}. Also called agitpropist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema


Russian, short for otdel agitatsii i propagandy, incitement and propaganda section (of the central and local committees of the Russian Communist party); name changed in 1934.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Soviet Отдел агитации и пропаганды (Otdél agitácii i propagándy, "Department for Agitation and Propaganda"). (Wiktionary)



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