purple state

swing state

noun U.S. Politics.
a state of the U.S. in which the Democratic and Republican candidates both have a good chance of winning: the swing states of Ohio and Indiana.
Also called purple state, battleground state.
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Main Entry:  purple state
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any U.S. state that tends to be or is undecided in a general election
Example:  The phrase "red state, blue state, purple state" represents the American political map during a general election.
Etymology:  2000-2004
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