Bull Moose


: a follower of Theodore Roosevelt in the U.S. presidential campaign of 1912

Examples of Bull Moose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In response to Taft's rightward drift, Roosevelt formed the progressive Bull Moose party. The Week Staff, The Week, 26 Aug. 2023 Three groups, the Bull Moose Project, the New York Young Republican Club and ACT! Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 July 2023 The last time a former president tried to recapture the office was in 1912, when Republican Teddy Roosevelt ran on the Bull Moose Party just four years after leaving the White House. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 13 May 2023 The event started way back in 2007, when Portland chain Bull Moose Music came up with a way to promote stores still hanging in there in this age of downloads and streaming-music platforms. Craig D Lindsey, Chron, 19 Apr. 2023 The Republican Party, which enthusiastically backed Proposition 187, was cast into the political wilderness and is now as relevant in statewide elections as the Bull Moose Party. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2023 Former president and then-Bull Moose Party candidate Teddy Roosevelt made a whistle-stop appearance in Westminster on May 4, 1912. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 2 Oct. 2022 The story of its start begins in Maine, where Chris Brown from Bull Moose Music pitched the idea in 2007, and was joined by Eric Levin from the Alliance of Independent Music Stores. David Sharp, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021 Johnson became one of the leading populists of his time going on to become a United States senator and vice presidential nominee under Teddy Roosevelt on the unsuccessful Bull Moose Party’s 1912 ticket. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Mar. 2021

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Word History


bull moose, emblem of the Progressive party of 1912

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bull Moose was in 1912

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“Bull Moose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bull%20Moose. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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