gerrymandering

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The original salamander-shaped constituency district, the original term "The Gerry-mander", in context of the original publication

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

After the US Politician Governor Elbridge Gerry who was associated with a constituency said to resemble a salamander.

Noun[edit]

gerrymandering (uncountable)

  1. (politics) The practice of redrawing electoral districts to gain an electoral advantage for a political party.

Verb[edit]

gerrymandering

  1. Present participle of gerrymander.