What is dem short for?


Dem is another way to refer to a Democrat in U.S. politics. It is often used in-person, on 24/7 cable news channels, and online.

The abbreviation simply comes from the first three letters of "Democrat" and is neutral, not intended to be derogatory, which is rare in politics. Dems are liberal; they fall on the left side of the political spectrum, compared to Republicans who fall on the right side.

Some major issues important to Dems are social and economic equality (LGBTQ, feminist, and civil rights movements) and environmental conservation. Famous modern Dems include Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Clinton.


I can't believe Kevin grew up to be a Dem when all of his family is so conservative

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are prominent Dems

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Updated April 20, 2021

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