American party


noun

Also called Know-Nothing party.

Definition for american party (2 of 2)

know-nothing

[ noh-nuhth-ing ]
/ ˈnoʊˌnʌθ ɪŋ /

noun

adjective

Origin of know-nothing

First recorded in 1815–25

Related forms

know-noth·ing·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for american party

know-nothing


noun

informal, derogatory an ignorant person
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