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Dem

[dem]
noun Informal.
1.
a member of the Democratic Party.
2.
the Dems, the Democratic Party.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; shortening of Democrat

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Word Origin & History

dem
representing pronunciation of them in Jamaican speech, from 1868. As a minced form of damn, attested from late 14c.
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Slang Dictionary

demo definition

[ˈdɛmo]
  1. n.
    and dem. [dɛm]a member of the Democratic Party. : A couple of dems are running for the caucus, but no other party is represented.
  2. n.
    a demonstration (of something). : Hey, Chuck, give this man a demo.
  3. n.
    an automobile or other machine or device that has been used by a dealer for demonstration purposes. : I can give you a demo for half price.
  4. tv.
    to demonstrate something (to someone). : Let me demo this for you so you can see how it works.
  5. tv.
    to demonstrate (something) to someone. : I've got to go demo these people on this software.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
dem
demodulator
DEM
Germany—deutsche mark
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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