Dem

[dem]

Origin of Dem

1830–40, Americanism; shortening of Democrat(def 3a)

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Dem.

abbreviation for
  1. Democrat(ic)
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Word Origin and History for dem

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

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