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Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music: "It also is a conspiracy movie, agitprop against today's targets, big government and big business" (George F. Will).
[Russian, short for otdel agitatsii i propagandy, incitement and propaganda section (of the central and local committees of the Russian Communist party); name changed in 1934.]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
b. (as modifier): agitprop theatre.
[C20: short for Russian Agitpropbyuro, from agit(atsiya) agitation + prop(aganda) propaganda]
1. agitation and propaganda, esp. for the cause of communism.adj.
2. of or pertaining to agitprop.
[1930–35; < Russian Agitpróp, orig. for Agitatsiónno-propagandístskiĭ otdél]