Political and social identities

suffragist
(n)
SUF-rǝ-jist
Meaning

advocate of voting rights for women

1st Sample Sentence

Not only was she a great American novelist and poet, but she was also a suffragist and an advocate for the abolition of black slavery.

Root

suffragium (support, ballot, vote) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Suffragist: XXXgist always means a person. So Suffra rhymes with sufferer and everyone knows that women always suffer. So a person who supports and advocates women rights is a suffragist Sufferer + just: A suffrajist is being just or trying to do justice to suffrers (women in most cases) Think opposite of saffron brigade: term used for Hindutva activists not supporting woman's right (to vote)

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