Definition of Dixiecrat in English:
Any of the Southern Democrats who seceded from the party in 1948 in opposition to its policy of extending civil rights.
- In 1948, disgruntled southern Democrats, nicknamed Dixiecrats, launched the States' Rights party.
- This was a period in which the segregationist Southern Dixiecrats played a leading role in the Democratic Party as well as the Roosevelt administration.
- Fortunately, the old power base of the Dixiecrats in Congress has been transformed into the country's most solid bedrock of Republican power.
Definition of Dixiecrat in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan