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democrat

[dem-uh-krat] /ˈdɛm əˌkræt/
noun
1.
an advocate of democracy.
2.
a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people.
3.
(initial capital letter) Politics.
  1. a member of the Democratic Party.
  2. a member of the Democratic-Republican Party.
4.
Also called democrat wagon. a high, lightweight, horse-drawn wagon, usually having two seats.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < French démocrate, back formation from démocratie democracy. See demo-, -crat
Related forms
antidemocrat, noun
prodemocrat, adjective, noun

Democrat

[dem-uh krat] /ˈdɛmˌəkræt/
noun
1.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,148 feet (4315 meters).
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Examples for democrats
  • In his cabinet the social democrats also took on responsibility.
  • The disagreement over the power act led to the social democrats leaving the senate.
  • Mad always satirized democrats as mercilessly as it did republicans.
  • The final vote was generally along party lines, with no democrats voting guilty.
  • It is alleged they were fired for prosecuting republicans and not prosecuting democrats.
  • However, the tactics that he used to achieve those victories alienated many democrats.
  • The democrats held their convention a month later in new york city.
British Dictionary definitions for democrats

democrat

/ˈdɛməˌkræt/
noun
1.
an advocate of democracy; adherent of democratic principles
2.
a member or supporter of a democratic party or movement

Democrat

/ˈdɛməˌkræt/
noun
1.
(in the US) a member or supporter of the Democratic Party
Derived Forms
Democratic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for democrats

democrat

n.

1790, "adherent of democracy," with reference to France, from French démocrate (18c., opposed to aristocrate), back-formation from démocratie (see democracy); revived in U.S. as a political party affiliation 1798, with a capital D. As a shortening of this, Demo (1793) is older than Dem (c.1840).

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democrats in Culture

Democrat definition


A member of the Democratic party.

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