Meaning of doughface


Pronunciation: (dō'fās"), [key]
— n. U.S. Hist.
  1. a Northerner who sympathized with the South during the controversies over new territories and slavery before the Civil War.
  2. a congressman from a northern state not opposed to slavery in the South.
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