Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

straight ticket

noun, U.S. Politics.
a ballot on which all votes have been cast for candidates of the same party.
a ticket on which all the candidates nominated by a party are members of the party.
Compare split ticket.
Origin of straight ticket
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for straight-ticket

straight ticket

(US) a ballot for all the candidates of one and only one political party Compare split ticket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with straight-ticket

straight ticket

All the candidates of a single political party, as in Are you going to vote a straight ticket again? [ Mid-1800s ]
Also see: split ticket
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for straight

Scrabble Words With Friends