GOP

G.O.P.

Grand Old Party (an epithet of the Republican Party since 1880).
Also, GOP.
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GOP
 
abbreviation for
Grand Old Party

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GOP
"U.S. Republican Party," 1884, an abbreviation of Grand Old Party. The Republicans were so called from 1876; the Democratic Party also was referred to occasionally as grand old party, with lower-case letters, in 1870s-80s.
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GOP definition


Abbreviation of Grand Old Party, a nickname for the Republican party in the United States.

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GOP
Grand Old Party (the Republican Party)
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