(bûr′chər) also Birch·ist (-chĭst) or Birch·ite (-chīt′)
A member or supporter of the John Birch Society, an anti-Communist organization founded in 1958.

[After John Birch (1918-1945), Indian-born American missionary and intelligence officer.]

Birch′ism n.
Birch′ist, Birch′ite adj.
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(ˈbɜːtʃə) ,




(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member or supporter of the John Birch Society
ˈBirchˌism n
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(ˈbɜr tʃər)

a member or advocate of the John Birch Society.
[1960–65, Amer.]
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