an advocate of democracy.
a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people.
(initial capital letter) Politics.

a member of the Democratic Party.
a member of the Democratic-Republican Party.

Also called democrat wagon. a high, lightweight, horse-drawn wagon, usually having two seats.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,148 feet (4315 meters).
Contemporary Examples

Now imagine yourself a very liberal democrat, one of the 40 or so most liberal, say.
Why Obama’s I-Might-Bomb-Syria-Anyway Stance Could Backfire Michael Tomasky September 2, 2013

Mitt Romney won, but Sabato awards the Senate seat to democrat Tim Kaine.
Democrats Are on Track to Retain Control of Senate Eleanor Clift November 5, 2012

This is a way, come to think of it, in which Romney is like a democrat.
Michael Tomasky: Newt Toys With the Competition in the Fox Debate Michael Tomasky December 15, 2011

He then beat a very popular and savvy democrat John Sharp in a razor-close race for lieutenant governor in 1998.
The Texas Steamroller’s Next Move Mark McKinnon March 2, 2010

Lyndon Johnson was the last democrat to win a majority of white votes and White House.
Whites Don’t Like Obamacare, and Could Put Senate Democrats in Jeopardy Lloyd Green December 17, 2013

Historical Examples

She’s a democrat, a red republican, a member of the Peace Society, a socialist—’
North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

In that matter I would not trust myself; why, then, should I trust the composite democrat?
‘Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams

If he should return to power, he can only return, not as a Whig, but as a democrat.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 438, April 1852 Various

He had been trained a democrat, and was a powerful worker in that party.
Cleveland Past and Present Maurice Joblin

And yet there is not a democrat in Indiana that dare open his mouth against it, full of negro equality as it is.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

an advocate of democracy; adherent of democratic principles
a member or supporter of a democratic party or movement
(in the US) a member or supporter of the Democratic Party

1790, “adherent of democracy,” with reference to France, from French démocrate (18c., opposed to aristocrate), back-formation from démocratie (see democracy); revived in U.S. as a political party affiliation 1798, with a capital D. As a shortening of this, Demo (1793) is older than Dem (c.1840).

A member of the Democratic party.


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