Dictionary.com

federalist

[ fed-er-uh-list ]
/ ˈfɛd ər ə lɪst /
Save This Word!

noun
an advocate of federalism.
(initial capital letter)U.S. History. a member or supporter of the Federalist party.
adjective
Also fed·er·al·is·tic. of federalism or the Federalists.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of federalist

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; federal + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM federalist

hy·per·fed·er·al·ist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use federalist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for federalist

Federalist
/ (ˈfɛdərəlɪst) US history /

noun
a supporter or member of the Federalist party
adjective Also: Federal'istic
characteristic of the Federalists
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK