from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mean or contemptible person or thing.
- noun A staunchly loyal member of the Democratic Party who consistently supports other Democrats.
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- noun US, informal An item or person of low value.
- noun US, politics A socially
conservativeand economically liberalperson.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Southern regional yaller dog, yellow dog, mongrel dog with a yellowish coat, cowardly dog. Sense 2, so called because it was said that such Democrats would vote for the party's candidate even if it nominated a yaller dog.]
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