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[vol-sted, vohl-] /ˈvɒl stɛd, ˈvoʊl-/
Andrew Joseph, 1860–1946, U.S. legislator.
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post-Volstead, adjective
pre-Volstead, adjective Unabridged
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in reference to Prohibition legislation in U.S., 1920, from U.S. Rep. Andrew J. Volstead (1860-1947), Republican of Minnesota, who introduced the bill in 1919 that prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of beverages containing more than 0.5 percent alcohol.

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