fellow traveler

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fellow traveler

n.
One who sympathizes with or supports the tenets and program of an organized group, such as the Communist Party, without being a member.

[Translation of Russian poputchik : po, on, along + put', path + -chik, n. suff.]

fel′low trav′eler


n.
a person who supports or sympathizes with a group or party, esp. a Communist Party, but is not a member.
[1935–40; translation of Russian popútchik]
fel′low-trav′eling, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fellow traveler - a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
well-wisher, sympathiser, sympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
2.fellow traveler - a traveler who accompanies you
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
References in classic literature ?
On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless
Having alighted from the diligence, a fiacre conveyed me to the Hotel de , where I had been advised by a fellow-traveller to put up; having eaten a traveller's supper, I retired to bed, and slept a traveller's sleep.
A fellow-traveller, and my very good friend, as well as an acquaintance of the General's.
Come, Goodman Brown," cried his fellow-traveller, "this is a dull pace for the beginning of a journey.
He had cast up his eyes in astonishment, and, looking down again, beheld neither Goody Cloyse nor the serpentine staff, but his fellow-traveller alone, who waited for him as calmly as if nothing had happened.
Alice stood looking after it, almost ready to cry with vexation at having lost her dear little fellow-traveller so suddenly.
But however well affected he might be to James or Charles, he was still much more attached to Little Benjamin than to either; for which reason he no sooner discovered the principles of his fellow-traveller than he thought proper to conceal and outwardly give up his own to the man on whom he depended for the making his fortune, since he by no means believed the affairs of Jones to be so desperate as they really were with Mr Allworthy; for as he had kept a constant correspondence with some of his neighbours since he left that country, he had heard much, indeed more than was true, of the great affection Mr Allworthy bore this young man, who, as Partridge had been instructed, was to be that gentleman's heir, and whom, as we have said, he did not in the least doubt to be his son.
To think,' he cries, 'how often fellow-traveller, and yet not know it
Now, if the thing was not morally impossible," cried the trapper, who the reader must have already discovered was not always exact in the use of qualifying words, "if the thing was not morally impossible, I should say, that was the man, who journeys in search of reptiles and insects: our fellow-traveller the Doctor.
But my fellow-traveller and I had different notions: I acknowledge his were the more suited to the end of a merchant's life: who, when he is abroad upon adventures, is wise to stick to that, as the best thing for him, which he is likely to get the most money by.
he had never been one of those poor-spirited sneaks who would refuse to give a helping hand to a fellow-traveller in this puzzling world.
But although she would gladly have given him her hand and thanked him for what he had said at their last meeting, it was always a relief to find, when they came nearer to each other, that the person who approached was not he, but a stranger; for even if she had not dreaded the effect which the sight of him might have wrought upon her fellow-traveller, she felt that to bid farewell to anybody now, and most of all to him who had been so faithful and so true, was more than she could bear.