[ an-tee-fed-er-uh l, -fed-ruh l, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈfɛd ər əl, -ˈfɛd rəl, ˌæn taɪ- /
noun U.S. History.
the party that, before 1789, opposed the adoption of the proposed Constitution and after that favored its strict construction.
What Is “GOP” Short For?The Republican party has a lot of history. Its origins are interesting in their own right, but one particular part of the party's history is its nickname: the GOP. Where did this nickname come from and what in the world does it mean?
See also states' rights.
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