A supporter or advocate of Robert Owen or his proposed system of social reform.
Of or relating to Robert Owen or his supporters, or in accordance with his theories of cooperation.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in New-Harmony (lndiana) Gazette. From the name of Robert Owen + -ite.
A supporter of David Owen or his policies.
Of or relating to David Owen, his policies, or his supporters.
1980s; earliest use found in The Economist. From the name of David Anthony Llewellyn Owen (b. 1938), British politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party 1983–7 + -ite.