Meaning of John Birch Society in English:

John Birch Society

Pronunciation /ˌdʒɒn ˈbəːtʃ səˌsʌɪəti/


US Politics
  • A radical right-wing and anti-Communist organization founded by the U.S. businessman and activist Robert Welch in 1958.


1950s; earliest use found in The Lowell Sun. From the name of John Birch, a USAF officer (and Baptist missionary) killed by Chinese Communists in 1945, sometimes referred to as ‘the first casualty of the Cold War’ + society.