Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member or supporter of the US Progressive Party founded to support the presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Cant A follower of Theodore Roosevelt in the presidential campaign of 1912; -- a sense said to have originated from a remark made by Roosevelt on a certain occasion that he felt “like a bull moose.”
  • The figure of a bull moose used as the party symbol of the Progressive party in the presidential campaign of 1912.

Etymologies

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

[From the party's emblem.]

Examples

  • It was during this same campaign that apocalyptic fervor swept away the Bull Moose candidate Theodore Roosevelt as well, with his famous declaration: “We stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord.”

    The Chosen Peoples

  • When TR bolts the Republican Party in 1912 after losing the nomination to the incumbent, William Howard Taft and then runs for president on the radical Bull Moose platform, Mr. Morris focuses on a would-be assassin, John Schrank, who tracks Roosevelt from city to city, finally shooting the ex-president in Milwaukee at close range.

    Bull Moose In Twilight

  • A huge Bull Moose standing where the woods open into a grassy space.

    Runners

  • TR would run against him in 1912 on the Bull Moose ticket, dashing both of their presidential careers and handing the White House to Woodrow Wilson.

    Devil Dog

  • Step by slow step I move away from the Bull Moose.

    Runners

  • Step by slow step I move away from the Bull Moose.

    Runners

  • It was during this same campaign that apocalyptic fervor swept away the Bull Moose candidate Theodore Roosevelt as well, with his famous declaration: “We stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord.”

    The Chosen Peoples

  • Without a leader of Teddy Roosevelt's massive statute, a Bull Moose movement today could never survive as a viable third party, but it could wake up and mobilize a lot of disillusioned Americans.

    Why We Need a New Bull Moose Movement

  • A huge Bull Moose standing where the woods open into a grassy space.

    Runners

  • It was during this same campaign that apocalyptic fervor swept away the Bull Moose candidate Theodore Roosevelt as well, with his famous declaration: “We stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord.”

    The Chosen Peoples

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