verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of gerrymander
OTHER WORDS FROM gerrymanderger·ry·man·der·er, noun
Words nearby gerrymander
Example sentences from the Web for 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.