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

First Known Use of America Firster

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“America Firster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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