- a member of the Democratic Party.
- a member of the Democratic-Republican Party.
Origin of democrat
Definition for democrat (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for 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|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Such was the importance of showing the country that he was a “different kind of Democrat.”
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|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Not one Democrat supported it on the procedural vote earlier Thursday afternoon).
For example, 51 percent of North Carolinians voted that year for a Democrat to represent them in Congress.
Once we were intercepted by another team and democrat, much like our own, which cut across our trail.Neighbours|Robert Stead
And to crown the little girl's troubles her dear mayor was retired to private life and a Democrat ruled in his stead.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
From the moment he became a democrat he was the opponent of capital punishment.
When it was over some one had called him a "greater orator than Withers," to add quickly, "and a better Democrat than Burr."The Voice of the People|Ellen Glasgow
According to report, Corcyra itself never engendered a democrat more awful.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for democrat (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for democrat (2 of 2)
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).
Culture definitions for democrat
A member of the Democratic party.