Definition of Doughface

1. n. A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.



Definition of Doughface

1. Noun. (pejorative) a person, especially a politician, who is pliable, moldable like dough. ¹

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Definition of Doughface

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doughface

doudouk
doudouks
doufu
doufuhua
doufus
dough
dough-baked
dough-nut
doughball
doughbird
doughbirds
doughboy
doughboys
doughed
doughface (current term)
doughfaceism
doughfaces
doughier
doughiest
doughily
doughiness
doughing
doughless
doughlike
doughmaking
doughnut
doughnut-shaped
doughnut hole
doughnut holes

Literary usage of Doughface

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1. Leaven for Doughfaces: Or, Threescore and Ten Parables Touching Slavery by Darius Lyman (1856)
"THE HAPPY CANDIDATES. fleurant is the Union between doughface and Slaveholder, when the People are to be cheated. WHEN the time came for the nomination of ..."

2. Leaven for Doughfaces; Or, Threescore and Ten Parables Touching Slavery: Or by Darius Lyman (1856)
"ant is the Union between doughface and Slaveholder, when the People are to be cheated. WHEN the time came for the nomination of candidates for the ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"doughface—contd. 1848 Fer any office, small or gret, I couldn't ax with ... 1861 While now and then a weak-kneed doughface has exhibited slight symptoms of ..."

4. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"federate bondholder approaches a Northern doughface in this wise: "Sir, I offer you a million dollars in Confederate bonds at one cent on the dollar, ..."

5. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"Gentlemen, understand here and now that the Northern "doughface" is an animal of the past. Understand that this country has passed through a fiery furnace ..."

6. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"Gentlemen, understand here and now that the Northern "doughface" is an animal of the past. Understand that this country has passed through a fiery furnace ..."

7. Political Parties in the United States, 1846-1861 by Jesse Macy (1900)
"The two sections misunderstood each other with tragic effect. The Northern doughface did not succeed in retaining the confidence ..."

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