doughface

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noun dough·face \-ˌfās\

Definition of doughface

  1. :  a Northern congressman not opposed to slavery in the South before or during the American Civil War; also :  a Northerner sympathetic to the South during the same period

dough–faced

play \-ˈfāst\ adjective

1830

First Known Use of doughface

1830


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