[ dik-see-krat ]

  1. a member of a faction of southern Democrats stressing states' rights and opposed to the civil rights programs of the Democratic Party, especially a southern Democrat who bolted the party in 1948 and voted for the candidates of the States' Rights Democratic Party.

Origin of Dixiecrat

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; Dixie + (Demo)crat

Other words from Dixiecrat

  • Dix·ie·crat·ic, adjective

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