againster

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noun against·er \əˈgen(t)-stər, -ˈgin(t)-, -ˈgān(t)-\

Definition of againster

plural

againsters

informal

  1. :  a person who frequently or habitually expresses opposition to the ideas or policies of others Gerry Ford has always been an “againster.” That was the duty of the Republican leadership in the House—never to propose, always to oppose. — Thomas P. “Tip” O'Neill, quoted in The (Dubuque, Iowa) Telegraph Herald, 11 Jan. 1976

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Origin and Etymology of againster

1against + 2-er


First Known Use: 1919


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