Short for Trotskyist. Usually but not always an offensive term, used by opponents of Trotskyism of both left and right persuasions (usually as a descriptive noun, "the trots").

In some settings, such as the National Union of Students, the insult is so pervasive that anyone to the left of Hitler is liable to be labelled a "trot" at one point or another, because the NUS right-wing associate any challenge to their rule with a conspiracy allegedly initiated by a long-defunct Trotskyist group called Socialist Organiser.

The term also crops up sometimes in anarchist and ecological attacks on Trotskyists. It is also occasionally used by Trotskyists themselves, apparently as a "reclaimed" term, only heard within the Trotskyist in-group, although this is contentious and some reject the term completely.

Its derogatory implications probably come from its associations with the trots in its other sense.
Vote for this right-wing motion - don't listen to all the student trots!

The trots are trying to take over this campaign group
by Andy April 19, 2004
10 Words related to trots
harness racing (the word "trots" being a reference to the "trotting" gait of horses)
At the trots it is better for the horse you bet on to have the cold sit rather than the death seat.
by yorrick hunt January 27, 2008
a bad case of the shits, green apple, the runs splatters, or diarhea
man i got the mad trots my homie
by westcott November 18, 2003
n. Diarrhoea.
"Yo, I need to get to the bathroom, I got myself a case of the trots.", or, "All that junk food gave me the trots."
by Harry Dicks November 18, 2002
One of a horse's gaits. It is faster than a walk and slower than a canter. It consists of two beats, and the legs movie diagonally - right front and left back and left front and right back.
Her horse has a very smooth trot.
by Financial Sockett March 15, 2008
A long walk or distance
"lets go to that pub"
"No, thats a TROT"
by Wolverboon September 08, 2006
A Trotskyist. There are good ones and bad ones.
Hal Draper...what a Trot.
by HalD February 06, 2004

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