doughface

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

Definition of doughface

: 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 dough-faced (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of doughface

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Doughface.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doughface. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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