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

Examples of anti-draft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most men who wanted to volunteer for the military have already done so, and small anti-draft protests had broken out before the new laws were passed. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-draft was in 1862

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“Anti-draft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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