[ 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.
Related formsDix·ie·crat·ic, adjective
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Admittedly, Congress remained dominated by a conservative coalition of Republicans and Dixiecrats.
Populists, Progressives, Socialists and Dixiecrats have occasionally elected a senator or governor.
Word Origin and History for dixiecrats
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