Copperhead meaning

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A venomous snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States and northern Mexico, having a tan body with reddish-brown crossbands.
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A Northerner who sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
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A poisonous North American pit viper (Agkistrodon contortrix) with a copper-colored head and dark-brown cross bands.
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A Northerner who sympathized with the South at the time of the Civil War.
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A venomous snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States and northern Mexico, having a tan body with reddish-brown crossbands.
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Any of various types of snakes having a copper-colored head.
  • Agkistrodon contortrix, a venomous pit viper species found in parts of North America.
  • Austrelaps, or Australian copperhead, a genus of venomous elapids found in southern Australia and Tasmania.
  • Elaphe radiata, the copperhead rat snake, a non-venomous species found in southern Asia.
  • Deinagkistrodon acutus, the Chinese copperhead, a venomous pit viper species found in Southeast Asia.
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(pejorative) Someone with ginger hair.
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(US, obsolete, slang) A northerner who sympathized with the South or wanted to end hostilities during the American Civil War.
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(US, obsolete, pejorative) Any member of the Democratic party. [chiefly 1860s]
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Origin of copperhead

  • After the dangerous copperhead snake, to which propagandists of the Republican Party compared Democrats interested in appeasement.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Wiktionary