Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism

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Synonyms of Neocon


Alternate forms of Neocon

Hypernyms: conservative, conservativist

Origin of the word Neocon

  1. by 1987, abbreviation for neo-conservative in the U.S. political sense.
    "Neoconservatism is the first variant of American conservatism in the past century that is in the 'American grain.' It is hopeful, not lugubrious; forward-looking, not nostalgic; and its general tone is cheerful, not grim or dyspeptic. Its 20th-century heroes tend to be TR, FDR, and Ronald Reaga… more

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