What does Caucus mean?

Definitions for Caucus
ˈkɔ kəsCau·cus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caucusverb

    a closed political meeting

  2. caucusverb

    meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

Wiktionary

  1. caucusnoun

    A meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting.

    Etymology: One possibility is caucauasu

  2. caucusnoun

    A grouping of all the members of a legislature from the same party.

    Etymology: One possibility is caucauasu

  3. caucusverb

    To meet and participate in caucus.

    Etymology: One possibility is caucauasu

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caucusnoun

    a meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting

    Etymology: [Etymology uncertain. Mr. J. H. Trumbull finds the origin of caucus in the N. A. Indian word cawcawwassough or ca cau-as'u one who urges or pushes on, a promoter. See citation for an early use of the word caucus.]

  2. Caucusverb

    to hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses

    Etymology: [Etymology uncertain. Mr. J. H. Trumbull finds the origin of caucus in the N. A. Indian word cawcawwassough or ca cau-as'u one who urges or pushes on, a promoter. See citation for an early use of the word caucus.]

Freebase

  1. Caucus

    A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement, especially in the United States. As the use of the term has been expanded, the exact definition has come to vary among political cultures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caucus

    kaw′kus, n. a private meeting of political wire-pullers to agree upon candidates to be proposed for an ensuing election, or to fix the business to be laid before a general meeting of their party: applied loosely to any influential committee in a constituency. [Ety. dub.; perh. John Smith's Algonkin word Caw-cawaassough, an adviser; perh. a corr. of 'caulkers' meetings.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Caucus

    a preliminary private meeting to arrange and agree on some measure or course to propose at a general meeting of a political party.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Caucus

    From the Caulkers of Boston, U.S., who shortly before the Revolution came into open conflict with the British soldiery. Meetings were held in the calk houses, and a Caulkers’ Club was formed. Since that time a political meeting of American citizens has been styled a Caucus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caucus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caucus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Caucus in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    I am so thrilled, my luck was not that good last time around, and it was wonderful to win the caucus, to have that experience.

  2. Senator Sanders:

    It is ludicrous to believe Senator Sanders at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell her that a woman couldnt win, senator Sanders sad that, three weeks before the Iowa caucus and a year after that private conversation, staff who werent in the room are lying about what happened. What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever Donald Trump could. Do I believe a woman can win in 2020 ? Of course ! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.

  3. Vice President Biden:

    I was in a caucus with Jim Eastland. Jim Eastland never called me' boy,' Jim Eastland always called me' son,' well, guess what ? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished.

  4. Lauren Boebert:

    You can caucus, you can conference, with Republicans or Democrats. There is no independent conference, representatives Kinzinger and Cheney have done more to hurt the Republican Conference than help them… These members should not be allowed in our closed-door private meetings or even the Republican cloakroom.

  5. Peter Brown:

    He is the candidate of the Democratic left, against his own party’s bosses and their prized presidential candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton, sanders has seized the momentum by offering a message more in line with disproportionately liberal primary and caucus voters.

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