(Noun) An advocate of the extension of the political franchise, especially (after about 1885) to women.

In Context

“Eleven panes of glass in the Hitchin post office were broken by a Letchworth suffragist, who was taken to the police station and afterwards escorted out of the town by a constable.”

“Window Breaking: Renewal of Suffragist Outrages,” The Times, June 29, 1912.