dems

Dem

[dem]
noun Informal.
1.
a member of the Democratic Party.
2.
the Dems, the Democratic Party.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; shortening of Democrat

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Word Origin & History

dem
representing pronunciation of them in Jamaican speech, from 1868. As a minced form of damn, attested from late 14c.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
dem
demodulator
DEM
Germany—deutsche mark
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