Dix·​ie·​crat ˈdik-sē-ˌkrat How to pronounce Dixiecrat (audio)
: a dissident Southern Democrat
specifically : a supporter of a 1948 presidential ticket opposing the civil rights stand of the Democrats
Dixiecratic adjective

Examples of Dixiecrat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1948, when the Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond, of South Carolina, ran for President on a segregationist platform, Davidson was an enthusiastic supporter, and helped get him on the ballot. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 When Dixiecrats revolted against the national Democratic Party in the 1950s, that banner flew at their convention in Birmingham. Kyle Whitmire | , al, 25 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dixiecrat was in 1948

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“Dixiecrat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dixiecrat. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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