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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anti-incumbent

Time Traveler for anti-incumbent

Time Traveler

The first known use of anti-incumbent was in 1893

See more words from the same year

Statistics for anti-incumbent

Cite this Entry

“Anti-incumbent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-incumbent. Accessed 15 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on anti-incumbent

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with anti-incumbent

Comments on anti-incumbent

What made you want to look up anti-incumbent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!