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Blend of cuck +‎ conservative. A neologism created by Internet users.


cuckservative (plural cuckservatives)

  1. (US politics, slang, derogatory, neologism, politics) A weak-willed political conservative politician who is willing to capitulate to other political stances.
    Synonym: conservacuck
    • 2015 August 13, Alan Rappeport, “From the Right, a New Slur for G.O.P. Candidates”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Use of the cuckservative hashtag peaked toward the end of last month, when it was used more than 5,000 times in one day, according to data from Topsy, a social media analytics tool.
    • 2015 September 18, David French, “‘Cuckservative’ Has Got to Go”, in National Review[2], retrieved 10 February 2022:
      Her shtick has always involved cultivating an extreme online persona, and lately that seems to mean deliberately stoking the cuckservative-obsessed crowd, only to distance herself ever-so-slightly when the Twitter fur flies.
    • 2017 March 24, Laura Vozzella, “GOP Chair Slams Va. Gubernatorial Contender for Calling Rival a ‘Cuckservative’”, in The Washington Post:
      “Hey Reddit, I’m Corey Stewart. Republican Candidate for Governor of Virginia and former State Chair for Donald Trump for President,” he began. “The primary election is June 13th. I am opposing the establishment's handpicked candidate, former Bush guy, RNC chairman, and cuckservative, Ed Gillespie.”
    • [2017 December 22, Dominic Green, “Are You Sufficiently Woke?”, in The Weekly Standard[3], Washington, retrieved 10 February 2022:
      Nothing captured the alt-right mentality better than cuckservative, with its taunt that moderation is unmanly and certain conservative males are cuckolds.]