Definition of the DUP abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the DUP

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BrE BrE//ˌdiː juː ˈpiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiː juː ˈpiː//
 
 
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the Democratic Unionist Party (a political party in Northern Ireland that wants it to remain a part of the United Kingdom) Culture The DUP is supported mainly by Protestants, and wants Northern Ireland to remain a part of the United Kingdom. It is regarded as having more extreme policies than the Ulster Unionist Party, and was led for many years by Ian Paisley. It is the Northern Ireland party with the most members in the House of Commons.