America Firster

variants: or less commonly America-firster
plural America Firsters also America-firsters

Definition of America Firster

1 : a member of a former organization (the America First Committee) that opposed U.S. entry into World War II
2 : an American who believes that the interests of the U.S. should always take priority over those of other countries and that the U.S. should avoid involvement in international affairs Meanwhile, grass-roots conservative activists, from Christian social conservatives who felt betrayed by Carter to America-firsters outraged by the loss of the Panama Canal, had mobilized like never before …— Steve Kornacki, New York Observer, 26 June 2008

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First Known Use of America Firster

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“America Firster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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