Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Northerner who sided with the South in the U.S. Civil War, especially a member of Congress who supported slavery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person, especially a politician, who is pliable, moldable like dough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.

from The 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.

Etymologies

dough +‎ face (Wiktionary)

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