anti-incumbent

adjective
an·​ti-in·​cum·​bent | \ ˌan-tē-in-ˈkəm-bənt, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-incumbent (audio) \

Definition of anti-incumbent

: characterized by or expressing opposition to or disapproval of current political officeholders Some would argue that 1994 was a mere extension of the anti-incumbent mood in 1992 that toppled President George Bush …— Donald R. Wolfensberger

First Known Use of anti-incumbent

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-incumbent was in 1893

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“Anti-incumbent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-incumbent. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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