Origin of gerrymander
OTHER WORDS FROM gerrymanderger·ry·man·der·er, noun
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How to use gerrymander in a sentence
Still, there are wild cards to keep in mind, such as lawsuits that could overturn potential gerrymanders.
A minority can take over the House of Representatives through partisan gerrymanders.I Spent 7 Months Studying Supreme Court Reform. We Need to Pack the Court Now|Kermit Roosevelt III|December 10, 2021|Time
We often talk about individual features of our system — voter suppression, extreme gerrymanders, the electoral college — as anti-majoritarian.Democrats just launched a missile at the GOP’s fortress of minority rule|Greg Sargent|August 25, 2021|Washington Post
In fact, districts with a minority population significantly higher than 50 percent may be trying to “pack” nonwhite voters into too few districts — the mark of a racial gerrymander.
If you don't, I shall give the documents in the gerrymander affair to the papers the day after you fail.The Grafters|Francis Lynde
It happens every few years that the newspapers are full of more or less excited talk about a "gerrymander."Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
It was entirely a party fight; for, by grace of the last gerrymander, the nomination carried with it the certainty of election.The Gentleman From Indiana|Booth Tarkington
It is not settled who is entitled to the authorship of the word "Gerrymander," for which a number of claimants have appeared.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast|Samuel Adams Drake
It was from this incident that the word "gerrymander," so often heard in politics in these days, took its name.The Greater Republic|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for gerrymander
Derived forms of gerrymandergerrymandering, noun
Word Origin for gerrymander
Cultural definitions for gerrymander
To change the boundaries of legislative districts to favor one party over another. Typically, the dominant party in a state legislature (which is responsible for drawing the boundaries of congressional districts) will try to concentrate the opposing party's strength in as few districts as possible, while giving itself likely majorities in as many districts as possible.