[ dik-see-krat ]
/ ˈdɪk siˌkræt /


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
Related formsDix·ie·crat·ic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dixiecrats



in U.S. politics, 1948, from Dixie + ending from Democrat.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper