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blue dog Democrat

Syllabification: blue dog Dem·o·crat

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Blue Dog Democrat)

Definition of blue dog Democrat in English:

noun

informal
(In the US) a Democrat from a southern state who has a conservative voting record.

Origin

from the name of a coalition of Southern Democrats in the US Congress formed in 1995. Their name alludes to an older term, “yellow dog Democrat,” for a party loyalist who allegedly “would vote for a yellow dog if it were on the ballot as a Democrat.”.

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