Definition of birther in English:



  • A person who subscribes to or promotes the incorrect belief that former US president Barack Obama was born outside the United States and was therefore ineligible to be president under the provisions of the US Constitution.

    ‘he gave airtime to the birthers who questioned Mr. Obama's citizenship’
    • ‘Over the past year Sankey has been at the centre of some of the most aggressive efforts by the Birthers to unseat the president.’
    • ‘Whether or not Obama is a citizen is not a core conservative principle and even the birthers would not argue as such.’
    • ‘So the birthers demand his full certificate and claim that the document provided is a fraud.’
    • ‘He said he had been misquoted and attacked the news media for linking him to so-called birthers, who believe Obama was born in Kenya.’
    • ‘But the Birthers are unlike previous movements in that they are focused on who Obama is rather than what he does.’
    • ‘And several leading Republicans, including the chairman of the national party, Michael Steele, have urged the leaders of the "birther movement" to drop the matter.’
    • ‘The election of America's first Black president spawned the Birthers, who continue to deny Barack Obama's U. S. citizenship and thus his legitimacy as president.’
    • ‘That is, the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that's behind the "birther" movement, which denies Mr. Obama's citizenship.’
    • ‘The birther movement may be premised on a fictional belief, but it is savvy: birthers now wear the term as a badge of honor, as if they were a persecuted minority."’
    • ‘In retrospect, it is tempting to see the Clinton impeachment as having ushered in the feral reality of politics today: the birthers, the Tea Party movement, a Congress where old-fashioned legislative victory has given way to the insatiable appetite for annihilation.’
    • ‘Senator Dick Durbin has suggested that the birthers and the health care protesters are one and the same; we don't know how many of the protesters are birthers, but it wouldn't be surprising if it's a substantial fraction.’
    • ‘So much discussion has taken place that the White House says it has stopped monitoring it and the Republican National Committee has distanced itself from the so-called "birther movement," whose members insist that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya and not Hawaii.’
    • ‘This all goes back to that birthers conspiracy about the Hawaiian born Mr. Obama.’



/ˈbərTHər/ /ˈbərθər/