forty-eighter

noun
\ ˌfȯ(r)tēˈātə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of forty-eighter

: a German who participated in the revolution of 1848 specifically : one of these revolutionists who subsequently fled to the U.S.

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History and Etymology for forty-eighter

(eighteen) forty-eight + -er; translation of German achtundvierziger

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“Forty-eighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forty-eighter. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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