American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Northerner who sided with the South in the U.S. Civil War, especially a member of Congress who supported slavery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who is pliable and, as it were, made of dough; a flabby character; specifically, in United States history, in the period of sectional controversy regarding slavery, a Northern politician disposed to show undue compliance with the wishes of the South.
- n. pejorative a person, especially a politician, who is pliable, moldable like dough.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Political cant, U. S. A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.
- dough + face (Wiktionary)
“Abolitionists described as a "doughface" -- a Northern man with Southern principles.”
“Foster was, by inclination, what was then called a doughface Democrat.”
“Pierce was a Democrat and a "doughface" a Northerner with Southern sympathies who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.”
“Franklin Pierce was born in New Hampshire in 1804 57 years before the start of our Civil War behind his back they called him "doughface”
“WALLNER: A "doughface" is a term that refers to Northerners who had Southern sympathies, Northern politicians with Southern sympathies.”
“Yet for most of them I could not feel any thing of that intense scorn with which John Randolph of Roanoke more than thirty years ago branded the Northern 'doughface' in Congress, when pointing his skinny finger at his sneaking victim, he exclaimed: 'Mr. Speaker, I envy neither the head nor the heart of the Northern man who rises here to defend slavery on principle.”
“It is a notable fact that in the eight years following 1840, of the four presidential candidates put in nomination by the two parties, three were slaveholders, the fourth being a Northern "doughface," and both of the two who were elected held slaves.”
“Dead Presidents," because they were named after the likes of James "doughface" Buchanan and”
“Morgan Stanley was said this week to have misled its investors about mortgage deals known around the firm as "Dead Presidents," because they were named after the likes of James "doughface" Buchanan and Andrew Jackson.”
“But what I think is very unfortunate about MoveOn is its kind of doughface tendency in foreign policy, to use Schlesinger’s term — this idea that America must be morally pure, which renders it very difficult for America to take any meaningful action around the world.”
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words that, when used in an unusual context, make you stop, stare, and read the sentence over and over again. LisaWrites - resource
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