Definitions

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).

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  • 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.

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

Etymologies

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

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.

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From the Soviet Отдел агитации и пропаганды (Otdél agitácii i propagándy, "Department for Agitation and Propaganda").

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  • In the early 2000s, Peterson began buying these paintings on eBay because the irony of bidding for communist agitprop on the most capitalist marketplace ever devised was too delicious to resist. But he also bought them to remind himself of how glorious utopian visions often descend into unspeakable horror.

    January 18, 2018

  • In waiting rooms outside the docs'

    The tv persistently squawks.

    Oh, please make it stop!

    It's crude agitprop -

    That 'news' they distribute at Fox!

    September 17, 2017