ve·​to-proof ˈvē-(ˌ)tō-ˌprüf How to pronounce veto-proof (audio)
: having enough potential votes to be enacted over a veto or to override vetoes consistently
a veto-proof bill

Examples of veto-proof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That will first require getting the Kansas Senate, which passed a new version of the flat tax earlier this year with a veto-proof majority, on board. Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star, 25 Mar. 2024 The former Democrat made headlines in 2023 for switching to the Republican Party, giving the GOP a veto-proof supermajority in Raleigh. Mary Ramsey, Charlotte Observer, 1 Mar. 2024 The bill, which fell short of a veto-proof majority, is similar to a measure vetoed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly last year. Jenna Barackman, Kansas City Star, 29 Feb. 2024 The legislation passed both chambers earlier this month without veto-proof majorities. Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star, 26 Jan. 2024 But Republicans dominate both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state’s legislature, with veto-proof majorities, and Donald Trump carried the Bluegrass State by 26 points in 2020 and 20 points in 2016. Faith Bottum, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2023 This adds up to a veto-proof majority for DeSantis. Raymond Scheppach, Fortune, 30 Aug. 2023 Republicans in the veto-proof supermajority usually work in lockstep but showed a rare moment of disunity when Senate leaders wanted to push through only a handful of bills while House Republicans debated a host of other measures on mental health, school security and juvenile crime. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Experts say the GOP’s veto-proof, supermajority margin in the legislature has been inflated by Republican lawmakers drawing district lines to maximize their majority, most recently last year, in a process known as gerrymandering. Kevin Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of veto-proof was in 1972

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“Veto-proof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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