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Lookups spiked 11,000% on February 5, 2019
Suffragette topped the lookup charts on February 5th, 2019, as women Democratic members of Congress dressed in white to attend the State of the Union address to show their connection with the women of the suffragette movement of the early 20th century, who often wore white dresses in parades and demonstrations in favor of gaining the right to vote for women in America.
Suffragette means "a woman who worked to get voting rights for women in the past when women were not allowed to vote."
A near-synonym is suffragist, which means "one who advocates extension of the right to vote especially to women."
Both words derive from suffrage, which means "the right of voting," and comes from a Latin word that could mean "prayer" or "vote."
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