doughface

noun
dough·​face | \ ˈdō-ˌfās How to pronounce doughface (audio) \
plural doughfaces

Definition of doughface

disparaging, in U.S. history
: 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

Other Words from doughface

dough-faced \ ˈdō-​ˈfāst How to pronounce doughface (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of doughface

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Doughface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doughface. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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