from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a former political party in the US; formed in 1948 by Southern Democrats opposed to the candidacy of Harry S. Truman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Dixiecrats is a very specific reference to an entirely different political party — sort of.
"Dixiecrats" -- the cornerstone of their congressional majorities.
The Boutwell Auditorium itself tells its own story: in 1948, it hosted the States Rights Democratic Convention, at which Southern Democrats - the "Dixiecrats" - broke away from the national party in protest at its commitment to "human rights" over states 'rights.
This was a bipartisan filibuster, although the Democrats are described as Dixiecrats in the Wikipedia article.
The Dixiecrats were the true trailblazers, having argued for generations that Federalism and Conservativism were synonymous with their brand of apartheid politics.
<a href="http://althouse.blogspot.com/2007/01/adler-drezner-and-levy-try-to-close.html" title="Adler, Drezner, and Levy try to close the glass window on debate, and I say, Aw, come on, you're not gonna say that now.
Later that year, he ran as the presidential candidate of the states rights Democrats, the so-called Dixiecrats, and he actually carried four states.
He ran for the states rights party, known as the Dixiecrats, back in '48.
NARRATOR: ... to form a pro-segregation states rights party, better-known as Dixiecrats, hold their own convention, and make South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond their presidential nominee.
Count in a few Blue Dog Dem's … what used to be called Dixiecrats … biting the hand that feeds them and it still passed, but leaving a very sour taste behind.
The Dixiecrats were a group of Southern Democrats who, in the 1948 national election, formed a third party, the State's Rights Democratic Party with the slogan: "Segregation Forever!"
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.