Sunday, July 04, 1999
Definitions for Whig
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Citations for Whig
When the Whigs of America are thus multiplied, let the Princes of the earth tremble in their palaces.
As soon as independence was announced, in 1776, to be the final object of the contest, the names Whig and Tory lost, in America, whatever of British significance they had ever possessed.
Origin of Whig
Probably short for Whiggamore, a member of a body of 17th-century Scottish Presbyterian rebels.