Definition of mossback in English:


Syllabification: moss·back
Pronunciation: /ˈmôsbak


North American informal
An old-fashioned or extremely conservative person.
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  • But if we look for the reasons for his fall only in the sins of the mossbacks in Washington, we will miss an important part of the lesson of all of this.
  • I thought that I was a ‘mossback’, but the LA Weekly's Doug Harvey has now convinced me that I am a crackpot!
  • It won't really appease either the die-hard mossbacks or the fanatic up-to-the-minutes.



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  • Problem is you have two conservative guys reinforcing each other's most mossbacked notions.
  • They staged the most significant electoral challenges many of the state's mossbacked incumbents had ever faced.
  • Eric has thanked everybody who has participated in the conversation, ‘even the most mossbacked grumbling conservatives.’

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