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 Brexit||5. 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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