noun U.S. History.

a Northerner who sympathized with the South during the controversies over new territories and slavery before the Civil War.
a congressman from a northern state not opposed to slavery in the South.

Nearby words

  1. dough hook,
  2. doughbelly,
  3. doughboy,
  4. doughboys,
  5. dougherty wagon,
  6. doughfoot,
  7. doughnut,
  8. doughnut hole,
  9. dought,
  10. doughty

Origin of doughface

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; dough + face Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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