or GOP


Grand Old Party (an epithet of the Republican Party since 1880).

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abbreviation for (in the US)

Grand Old Party: a nickname for the Republican Party
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"U.S. Republican Party," 1884, an abbreviation of Grand Old Party. The Republicans were so called from 1876; the Democratic Party also was referred to occasionally as grand old party, with lower-case letters, in 1870s-80s and had a greater claim to the title.

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Abbreviation of Grand Old Party, a nickname for the Republican party in the United States.

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