anti-draft

adjective

an·​ti-draft ˌan-tē-ˈdraft How to pronounce anti-draft (audio)
-ˈdräft,
ˌan-tī-
: opposed to a military draft of individuals for compulsory service
anti-draft demonstrations
a group chanting anti-draft slogans

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-draft was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-draft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-draft. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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