ˈrōz(ə)ˌvelˌtizəm also -vəl- sometimes ˈrüz-
plural -s
: a system or views formulated by or attributed to either Theodore Roosevelt or Franklin D. Roosevelt

Word History


Theodore & Franklin D. Roosevelt + English -ism

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rooseveltism was in 1890

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“Rooseveltism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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