McCainiac

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of McCain +‎ maniac

Noun[edit]

McCainiac ‎(plural McCainiacs)

  1. (US, politics, neologism) An ardent follower or supporter of John McCain in his campaigns for the presidency in 2000 and 2008.
    • 2000, March 2, After Primaries, Focus Turns to the Vice Presidential Slot[1], page A1:
      And, as Bush learned painfully, there are plenty of McCainiacs in pivotal Michigan.
    • 2008, February 18, “David Limbaugh”, in Grassroots hurdle?[2]:
      The McCainiacs are warning John McCain's conservative opponents that unless they stop criticizing their candidate immediately, he'll never recover in time for the general election.