Meaning of social democratic in English:

social democratic

Pronunciation /ˌsəʊʃl ˌdɛməˈkratɪk/


  • 1That supports or advocates social democracy; specifically designating any of various political parties or movements that support or advocate social democracy; of or relating to these.

  • 2Of a nation, state, etc.: governed or organized in accordance with the principles of social democracy.

  • 3Of, relating to, or characteristic of social democracy or social democrats; characterized by (support for) social democracy or social democrats.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Glasgow Herald. From social + democratic, probably after social democrat.