- an advocate of the grant or extension of political suffrage, especially to women.
Origin of suffragist
Examples from the Web for suffragist
Because a woman is a suffragist is no reason that she may not be a good housekeeper.
Off and on, I should say at least fifty Colorado women have tried to make a suffragist of me.An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
Hercules will always bow to Venus because she is Venus, though Venus be a suffragist.The Woman and the Right to Vote
The Prime Minister, between you and me, is as good a Suffragist as any of us.The Convert
It was then that I realised that I was not, heart and soul, a Suffragist.Affinities and Other Stories
Mary Roberts Rinehard
- an advocate of the extension of the franchise, esp to women
Word Origin and History for suffragist
A participant in the women's movement to win voting rights in the United States. The fight for women's suffrage was organized in the middle of the nineteenth century. Wyoming, while not yet a state, granted women's suffrage in 1869, though the struggle for universal suffrage was to last another fifty years. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing that no state could deny the right to vote on the basis of sex.