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birther

[ bur-ther ]
/ ˈbɜr θər /
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noun

a person who claims that the presidency of Barack Obama was unconstitutional, citing a belief that he was not born in the United States, or denying the authenticity of his birth certificate.
a person who claims that a former or current U.S. president or vice president, or a candidate for either office, was not born in the United States, questioning that person’s eligibility to hold the office.

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Origin of birther

First recorded in 2005–10; birth + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM birther

birth·er·ism, noun
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