Copperhead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the dangerous copperhead snake, to which propagandists of the Republican Party compared Democrats interested in appeasement.

Noun[edit]

Copperhead ‎(plural Copperheads)

  1. (US, obsolete, slang) A northerner who sympathized with the South or wanted to end hostilities during the American Civil War.
  2. (US, obsolete, pejorative) Any member of the Democratic party. [chiefly 1860s]