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[suhf-ruh-jist] /ˈsʌf rə dʒɪst/
an advocate of the grant or extension of political suffrage, especially to women.
1815-25; suffrage + -ist
Related forms
suffragism, noun
suffragistically, adverb
antisuffragist, noun, adjective
Can be confused
suffragist, suffragette. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for antisuffragist


an advocate of the extension of the franchise, esp to women
Derived Forms
suffragism, noun
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Word Origin and History for antisuffragist



1822, from suffrage + -ist.

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antisuffragist in Culture
suffragist [(suf-ruh-jist)]

A participant in the women's movement to win voting rights in the United States. The fight for women's suffrage was organized in the middle of the nineteenth century. Wyoming, while not yet a state, granted women's suffrage in 1869, though the struggle for universal suffrage was to last another fifty years. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing that no state could deny the right to vote on the basis of sex.

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