floating vote


noun

those voters collectively who are not permanently attached to any political party.

Nearby words

  1. floating rib,
  2. floating screed,
  3. floating spleen,
  4. floating stock,
  5. floating supply,
  6. floating voter,
  7. floating-point,
  8. floating-point representation,
  9. floating-rate note,
  10. floatingly

Origin of floating vote

First recorded in 1840–50

Related formsfloating voter, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for floating voter

floating voter

noun

a person who does not vote consistently for any single political party
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