Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun Political cant, U. S. A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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dough +‎ face

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