[ stand-pat-er, -pat- ]
/ ˈstændˈpæt ər, -ˌpæt- /


a person who refuses to consider or accept change.

Origin of standpatter

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; standpat + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for standpatter

  • Every man in the world must be in some respect a standpatter.

    Pieces of Hate|Heywood Broun