Definition of Reagan Democrat in US English:

Reagan Democrat

noun

US
Politics
  • A person who traditionally votes for the Democrats, but who as an admirer of Reagan or his policies may be (or has been) influenced to vote for the Republicans (now historical). Hence in later use: a conservative Democrat.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Lincoln Star. From the name of Ronald Reagan + democrat.

Pronunciation

Reagan Democrat

/ˌreɪɡ(ə)n ˈdɛməkrat/