standpatter
noun see stand pat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • standpatter — /stand pat euhr, pat /, n. a person who refuses to consider or accept change. [1900 05, Amer.; STANDPAT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • standpatter — stand·pat·ter …   English syllables

  • standpatter — (ˈ)stan(d)|pad.ə(r), taan , patə noun ( s) : one that stands pat especially in political matters : one that resists or opposes change * * * /stand pat euhr, pat /, n. a person who refuses to consider or accept change. [1900 05, Amer.; STANDPAT +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • standpat — adjective old fashioned and out of date • Syn: ↑fusty, ↑unprogressive, ↑nonprogressive • Similar to: ↑conservative * * * I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand|pat|tism — «STAND PAT ihz uhm», noun. Informal. the principles or conduct of standpatter condition of being a standpatter …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat — intransitive verb Etymology: 4pat Date: 1882 1. to play one s hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing 2. to oppose or resist change • standpatter noun • standpattism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • standpat — /stand pat /, n. 1. standpatter. adj. 2. characterized by refusing to consider or accept change. [1900 05; n., adj. use of v. phrase stand pat] * * * …   Universalium

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