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blue state

noun, U.S. Politics.
1.
a state of the U.S. that usually votes Democratic.
Compare red state.
Origin
with reference to the color used on maps in televised coverage of the 2000 U.S. presidential election to show the states won by the Democratic candidate
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Contemporary definitions for blue-state
noun

any U.S. state that tends to vote for candidates of the Democratic party in a general election

Examples

The phrase "red state, blue state, purple state" represents the American political map during a general election.

Word Origin

2000-2004

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blue state

noun

Any US state that tends to vote for candidates of the Democratic party in a general election: the blue state conservatives (2000+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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