Share this entry

Share this page

Republicrat

Syllabification: Re·pub·li·crat
Pronunciation: /rəˈpəbləˌkrat
 
/

Definition of Republicrat in English:

noun

A person whose political philosophy is a blend of policies and principles from both the Republican and Democratic parties: Republicrats are blurring the differences between our two parties [as modifier]: Republicrat senators
More example sentences
  • He is what he says Americans are: practical-a stance that has caused the far left to call him a Republicrat and the far right to label him a Communist.
  • To punctuate his point, Mr. King boomed, ‘I am a Republicrat’ - which to his mind means that he will sing whatever tune is necessary to keep the ear of people with the power to help his community - and perhaps Don King.’

Origin

late 19th century: blend of Republican and Democrat.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…