Meaning of “democrat” in the English Dictionary

"democrat" in British English

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democratnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdem.ə.kræt/ us /ˈdem.ə.kræt/

Democratnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdem.ə.kræt/ us /ˈdem.ə.kræt/ written abbreviation Dem.

in the US, a member or supporter of the Democratic Party

Examples

  • The Democrats were outvoted, as usual.
  • The Democrats demanded a recount but still lost by a few votes.
  • The Democrats once again triumphed in recent elections.
  • The Democrats suffered a crushing defeat in the last election.
  • The latest opinion poll puts the Democrats in the lead.

(Definition of “democrat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"democrat" in American English

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democratnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdem·əˌkræt/

politics & government a person who supports or believes in government by the people or their representatives

(Definition of “democrat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"democrat" in Business English

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democratnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeməkræt/ us POLITICS

a person who believes in and supports the principles of democracy

Democrat

a member or supporter of the Democratic Party in the US:

Democrats traditionally support higher taxes, mostly levied against the wealthier segments of society.

(Definition of “democrat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)