[jak-soh-nee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to Andrew Jackson, his ideas, the period of his presidency, or the political principles or social values associated with him: Jacksonian democracy.
  1. a follower of Andrew Jackson.

Origin of Jacksonian

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; Jackson + -ian
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  1. of or relating to a person surnamed Jackson, esp Andrew Jackson
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Word Origin and History for jacksonian


1824, of or in the character of U.S. politician Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). The surname is recorded from early 14c., literally "son of a man named Jack."

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