[n] an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
1. One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
2. One who has certain opinions or desires about the political right of suffrage; as, a woman suffragist. It is curious that . . . Louisa Castelefort should be obliged after her marriage immediately to open her doors and turn ultra liberal, or an universal suffragist. --Miss Edgeworth.