Definition of ideologue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈaɪdiəlɒɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪdiəlɔːɡ//
, NAmE//ˈaɪdiəlɑːɡ//
; BrE BrE//ˈɪdiəlɒɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪdiəlɔːɡ//
, NAmE//ˈɪdiəlɑːɡ//
(also ideologist
BrE BrE//ˌaɪdiˈɒlədʒɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪdiˈɑːlədʒɪst//
(formal, sometimes disapproving)
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a person whose actions are influenced by belief in a set of principles (= by an ideology ) Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French idéologue; see also ideology.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ideologue