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Dixiecrat

[dik-see-krat] /ˈdɪk siˌkræt/
noun
1.
a member of a faction of southern Democrats stressing states' rights and opposed to the civil-rights programs of the Democratic Party, especially a southern Democrat who bolted the party in 1948 and voted for the candidates of the States' Rights Democratic Party.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; Dixie + (Demo)crat
Related forms
Dixiecratic, adjective
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Dixiecrat

n.

in U.S. politics, 1948, from Dixie + ending from Democrat.

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