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standpat

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adjective stand·pat \ˈstan(d)-ˈpat\

Definition of standpat

  1. :  stubbornly conservative :  resisting or opposing change



Examples of standpat

  1. <the standpat chefs were having none of this low-calorie stuff that the food police were pushing>



1904

First Known Use of standpat

1904


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