“tankie : (slang) A tank engine. (slang, historical, Britain) A member of the Communist Party of…”

“tankie : (slang) A tank engine.
(slang, historical, Britain) A member of the Communist Party of Great Britain who slavishly agreed with the Soviet Union’s policy of crushing revolts in Hungary in the 1950s and Czechoslovakia in the 1960s by sending army tanks into these countries.
(slang, derogatory, by extension) A person acting as an apologist for the brutal policies of Joseph Stalin (1878–1953), the leader of the Soviet Union.”

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