Brexicon: 10 names for Brexit supporters and opponents you should know

Pro- Brexit     Anti- Brexit
1. Brexit supporter(s)      1. Remain supporter(s)
2. Brexiteer(s), also Brexiter(s)     2. Remainer(s)
3. Leaver(s)  3. Bremainer(s)
4. Leave supporter(s)  4. Stay supporter(s)
5. Proponent(s) of Brexit5. Proponent(s) of Remain/Stay
6. Brexit campaigner(s)/voter(s)6. Remain/Stay campaigner(s) /voter(s)
7. Brexit side  7. Stay side
8. Eurosceptic(s)8. Europhile(s)
9. Brexit advocates  9. Brexit adversaries/opponents
10. Gammons* 10. Remoaners*

Gammons* An insult to describe white middle-aged, pro-Brexit supporters. It is generally deployed to describe white men of a certain age who become pink in the face when working themselves into a rage about the European Union. The traditional meaning of 'gammon' is a type of pork meat.

Remoaners* A wordplay on ‘Remainers’ (supporters of “remaining” in the EU) and ‘moaners’ (complainers) ‘Remoaners’ is a derogatory term meaning a person who complains about Britain leaving the European Union and/or the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

See also our Brexicon article Do you know your brexiety from your Brino?

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