What is another word for Locofoco?

44 synonyms found


[ lˌə͡ʊkəfˈə͡ʊkə͡ʊ], [ lˌə‍ʊkəfˈə‍ʊkə‍ʊ], [ l_ˌəʊ_k_ə_f_ˈəʊ_k_əʊ]

Locofoco is a word that originated in the 1800s to describe a type of friction match, which was named after the New York-based reformist political party, the Equal Rights Party. The party gained notoriety for causing a riot during a state constitutional convention by using locofoco matches to light the hall and disrupt the proceedings. As such, synonyms for the term "Locofoco" include rioter, provocateur, rabble-rouser, agitator, instigator, troublemaker, disrupter, and firebrand. These words evoke the same sense of upheaval and rebellion that the term "Locofoco" carries, and are useful in describing individuals or movements that stir up trouble and manipulate the status quo.

Related words: locofoco movement, locofoco party, locofoco democrats, locofoco international

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    Usage examples for Locofoco

    "Another practice," he observed, "of this communion of Southern, sectional, and Locofoco antipathy against me is, that I never can take part in any debate upon an important subject, be it only upon a mere abstraction, but a pack opens upon me of personal invective in return.
    "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams."
    Josiah Quincy
    Phil took a box of Locofoco matches from the mantelpiece, and gave some to each of the boys; but suddenly he cried, "Wait a moment: I will be back before you can say Jack Robinson," and ran out of the room.
    "Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls"
    Frances Elizabeth Barrow
    You would find a Locofoco majority as much addicted to Class Legislation as a factitious aristocracy.
    Benjamin Disraeli

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