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doughface

noun dough·face \-ˌfās\

Definition of DOUGHFACE

:  a Northern congressman not opposed to slavery in the South before or during the American Civil War; also :  a Northerner sympathetic to the South during the same period
dough–faced \-ˈfāst\ adjective

First Known Use of DOUGHFACE

1830

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