democrat

noun dem·o·crat \ ˈde-mə-ˌkrat \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of democrat

1 a : an adherent of democracy
b : one who practices social equality
2 capitalized : a member of the Democratic party of the U.S.

Examples of democrat in a Sentence

  1. a true democrat, he has always abhorred that nation's class system

Recent Examples of democrat from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'democrat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of democrat

borrowed from French démocrate, derivative from the base of démocratie democracy or démocratique democratic, probably after aristocrate aristocrat

democrat Synonyms

Synonyms

egalitarian, leveler (or leveller);

Near Antonyms

snob, snoot;



DEMOCRAT Defined for English Language Learners

democrat

Definition of democrat for English Language Learners

  • : a person who believes in or supports democracy

  • Democrat : a member of the Democratic Party of the U.S.


DEMOCRAT Defined for Kids

democrat

noun dem·o·crat \ ˈde-mə-ˌkrat \

Definition of democrat for Students

1 : a person who believes in or practices democracy
2 capitalized : a member of the Democratic party of the United States


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to fill with foolish love or admiration

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!