Trending: โ€˜bipartisanโ€™

Lookups spiked 1,600% on February 5, 2019

Why are people looking up bipartisan?

Bipartisan spiked in lookups during the State of the Union address given by President Trump on February 5th, 2019, after numerous commenters and commentators used the word in reference to the President's speech.

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What does bipartisan mean?

Bipartisan is defined as โ€œof, relating to, or involving members of two parties,โ€ or, in specific, โ€œmarked by or involving cooperation, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties.โ€ The word has been in use since the late 19th century.

Citations

Some scholar ought to prepare and publish a manual of legislative or political English. What can be more ridiculous than to call such a legislative committee as has been investigating the Cincinnati election frauds โ€œnon-partisan!โ€ The three Democrats on the committee bring in one report, the three Republicans another. Why not call it a โ€œbi-partisanโ€ committee, and be honest?
โ€”The Los Angeles Times, 9 May 1886

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