standpatter

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

noun

a person who refuses to consider or accept change.

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Origin of standpatter

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; standpat + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for standpatter

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

    Pieces of Hate|Heywood Broun