Definition of Dixiecrat in English:

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Dixiecrat

Pronunciation: /ˈdiksēˌkrat/

noun

US informal
Any of the Southern Democrats who seceded from the party in 1948 in opposition to its policy of extending civil rights.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: Dix·ie·crat

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