- an advocate of democracy.
- a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people.
- (initial capital letter) Politics.
- a member of the Democratic Party.
- a member of the Democratic-Republican Party.
- Also called democrat wagon. a high, lightweight, horse-drawn wagon, usually having two seats.
Origin of democrat
- Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,148 feet (4315 meters).
Related Words for democratlawmaker, senator, leader, legislator, officeholder, partisan, boss, speaker, orator, president, chieftain, grandstander, democrat, republican, congressperson, handshaker
Examples from the Web for democrat
Contemporary Examples of democrat
The New York governor was the foremost Democrat to stand athwart the Reagan Revolution.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82
January 2, 2015
Such was the importance of showing the country that he was a “different kind of Democrat.”President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion
January 2, 2015
I never hear a Democrat talk about these goods, which are, in the literal sense, indivisible—for us all.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It
December 31, 2014
(Not one Democrat supported it on the procedural vote earlier Thursday afternoon).Nancy Pelosi Plays Hardball On Cromnibus
December 11, 2014
For example, 51 percent of North Carolinians voted that year for a Democrat to represent them in Congress.Seriously, Democrats: You’re Done in Dixie
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of democrat
In that matter I would not trust myself; why, then, should I trust the composite Democrat?'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
He had been trained a Democrat, and was a powerful worker in that party.Cleveland Past and Present
After this manner the democrat was generated out of the oligarch?
I assume, I said, that the tyrant is in the third place from the oligarch; the democrat was in the middle?
If he were a Democrat he'd be president of the United States yet.Mixed Faces
- an advocate of democracy; adherent of democratic principles
- a member or supporter of a democratic party or movement
- (in the US) a member or supporter of the Democratic Party
Word Origin and History for democrat
1790, "adherent of democracy," with reference to France, from French démocrate (18c., opposed to aristocrate), back-formation from démocratie (see democracy); revived in U.S. as a political party affiliation 1798, with a capital D. As a shortening of this, Demo (1793) is older than Dem (c.1840).
A member of the Democratic party.