dough face

doughface

[doh-feys]
noun U.S. History.
1.
a Northerner who sympathized with the South during the controversies over new territories and slavery before the Civil War.
2.
a congressman from a northern state not opposed to slavery in the South.

Origin:
1785–95, Americanism; dough + face

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