noun Lo·co·fo·co \ˌlō-kə-ˈfō-(ˌ)kō\
plural Lo·co·focos

Definition of LOCOFOCO

:  a member of a radical group of New York Democrats organized in 1835 in opposition to the regular party organization
:  democrat 2

Origin of LOCOFOCO

locofoco, a kind of friction match, probably from 1locomotive + Italian fuoco, foco fire, from Latin focus hearth
First Known Use: 1835


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