American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region and former German protectorate of west-central Africa. After World War I the territory was divided into British Cameroons and French Cameroons.
- n. Plural form of Cameroon.
“And the Cameroons are the end result to date, simply not conservatives in any way at all, and therefore unable to command electoral support outside the South East, where the party that they have infested already holds most of the seats without that's having done them the first bit of good with regard to the pursuit of office.”
“They afterwards came to be called Cameroons, and are mostly so spoken of in the books of English buccaneers.”
“Grayling had been known as the Cameroons 'messenger to middle England.”
“Although the Conservatives 'power-sharing partners, the Liberal Democrats, stand to the left of the "Cameroons" on many issues, their seven-page coalition agreement has proved to be a blueprint for action rather than a check on either party's ambitions.”
“Yet the "Cameroons" have pledged to "share the proceeds of growth" between higher spending and only small tax cuts.”
“Hague's presence will provide reassurance to the party's grassroots that the so called "Cameroons" are not selling out their party.”
“An Election that looked like a shoo-in for the 'Cameroons' now seems to be a genuine contest, with talk of a hung parliament.”
“Amid efforts to mend broken fences, the minister, often seen as one of a tight inner-circle of "Cameroons", went further than any member of the government yet has in endorsing joint candidates.”
“Cameron and his supporters, who soon became known as "Cameroons," decided that, when their time came, they wouldn't repeat the mistake.”
“The Tories, meanwhile, have appointed a full-time anti-BNP official: young "Cameroons" are now volunteering for the anti-fascist group Searchlight in recognition of the changing threat.”
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