Dixiecrat


Dix·ie·crat

noun \-ˌkrat\

Definition of DIXIECRAT

:  a dissident Southern Democrat; specifically :  a supporter of a 1948 presidential ticket opposing the civil rights stand of the Democrats
Dix·ie·crat·ic \ˌdik-sē-ˈkra-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of DIXIECRAT

1948

Dixiecrat

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In the U.S., member of a right-wing Democratic splinter group in the 1948 election. Organized by Southerners who objected to the Democrats' civil rights program, the Dixiecrats met in Birmingham, Ala., and nominated Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina for president. He received more than one million votes in the 1948 election and won four states.

Variants of DIXIECRAT

Dixiecrat or States' Rights Democrat

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