standpat

[ stand-pat ]
/ ˈstændˌpæt /

noun

adjective

characterized by refusing to consider or accept change.

Nearby words

  1. standoff insulator,
  2. standoff missile,
  3. standoffish,
  4. standout,
  5. standover man,
  6. standpatter,
  7. standpatters,
  8. standpattism,
  9. standpipe,
  10. standpoint

Origin of standpat

First recorded in 1900–05; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand pat

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