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Dem

[dem] /dɛm/
noun, Informal.
1.
a member of the Democratic Party.
2.
the Dems, the Democratic Party.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; shortening of Democrat
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Word Origin and History for the dems

dem

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

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Related Abbreviations for the dems

dem

demodulator

DEM

Germany-deutsche mark
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