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democrat

[ dem-uh-krat ]
/ ˈdɛm əˌkræt /
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noun

an advocate of democracy.
a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people.
(initial capital letter) Politics.
  1. a member of the Democratic Party.
  2. a member of the Democratic-Republican Party.
Also called democrat wagon. a high, lightweight, horse-drawn wagon, usually having two seats.

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Origin of democrat

1780–90; < French démocrate, back formation from démocratie democracy. See demo-, -crat
Related formsan·ti·dem·o·crat, nounpro·dem·o·crat, adjective, noun

Definition for democrat (2 of 2)

Democrat

[ dem-uh krat ]
/ ˈdɛmˌəkræt /

noun

Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,148 feet (4315 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for democrat (1 of 2)

democrat

/ (ˈdɛməˌkræt) /

noun

an advocate of democracy; adherent of democratic principles
a member or supporter of a democratic party or movement

British Dictionary definitions for democrat (2 of 2)

Democrat

/ (ˈdɛməˌkræt) /

noun

(in the US) a member or supporter of the Democratic Party
Derived FormsDemocratic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for democrat

democrat


n.

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for democrat

Democrat


A member of the Democratic party.

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