Definitions

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  • n. An advocate of nativism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An advocate of nativism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In plains., one who maintains the doctrine of innate ideas.
  • n. In U. S. politics:
  • n. One who supports or favors the program of the Native American party.
  • n. One who supports the program of the American party. See American.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
  • adj. of or relating to or advocating nativism
  • adj. advocating the perpetuation of native societies

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Examples

  • KING: The "New York Observer" said that you recently criticized what you called nativist elements of the GOP.

    CNN Transcript May 24, 2006

  • He said they were having "anchor babies," a term nativist groups use to drum up fears of invading Mexicans using their citizen children to send relatives streaming over the border.

    Migra Matters

  • A xenophobic nativist is the last thing the USA needs in a policy making role.

    Think Progress » Rep. Brian Bilbray Says He Can Spot Undocumented Immigrants Based On The Shoes They Wear

  • KAUS: Oh, I think I'm probably included in the group that is called nativist and xenophobe.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2007

  • Before his stint as secretary of state, Kobach worked for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the legal branch of Federation for American Immigration Reform FAIR, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as a "nativist hate group."

    NYDN Rss

  • The media director for FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) recently rebuked the Journal-World (Public Forum, July 3) for publishing a letter pointing out that FAIR is currently classified as a nativist (anti-immigrant) hate group by the nonpartisan Southern

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • The truth that hurts: Bill O'Reilly really hates being called a nativist

    Crooks and Liars

  • The truth that hurts: Bill O'Reilly really hates being called a nativist Glenn Beck thinks 'political correctness' is driving people to shooting rampages O'Reilly's guests agree: It's liberals 'fault Gingrich and Limbaugh are feuding Wed, 03 / 18 / 2009 - 14: 06 - LeftandLeft

    Crooks and Liars

  • President George W. Bush said recently that he was concerned that the country was headed down a slippery slope toward adopting a "nativist" national mindset, harkening back to a period of xenophobia that he said was prominent in the America of the 1920s.

    Bush Worries About The Nation's 'Nativist' Drift

  • President George W. Bush said recently that he was concerned that the country was headed down a slippery slope toward adopting a "nativist"...

    Bush Worries About The Nation's 'Nativist' Drift

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