Definition of Baathist in English:


(also Ba'athist)

Pronunciation /ˈbäTHəst/ /ˈbɑθəst/


  • A member or follower of the Baath Party, a pan-Arab political party.

    ‘high-ranking Baathists’
    • ‘There are some technocrats who simply had to be Baathists in order to work.’
    • ‘He defends his decision to hire former Baathists.’
    • ‘He now makes about $200 a month instead of the $3 a month that doctors earned under the Baathists.’
    • ‘Within four days, they arrested all union leaders and replaced them with loyal Baathists.’
    • ‘In the 1960s, the world recognized the Baathists.’


  • Relating to the Baath Party.

    ‘a Baathist stronghold’
    • ‘The military assumed that Fallujah was a Baathist stronghold.’
    • ‘Under the Baathist regime, it was often difficult to access the resources needed to start or build business enterprises.’
    • ‘It is estimated that there are between 4,000 and 5,000 mid-level Baathist opposition fighters.’
    • ‘It is nearly impossible to find anything on these defining features of the Baathist epoch.’
    • ‘Some appear to be former Baathist soldiers seeking revenge for indignities they have suffered.’