Origin of left wing
Related formsleft-wing, adjectiveleft-wing·er, noun
Examples from the Web for left-wing
The left-wing blogosphere was all over a report that the House GOP was cutting Ebola funding.
Perry has also benefited from the fact that the national media—the right-wing and the left-wing—seem to be in his corner.
The left-wing bien-pensant read it for the purpose of expressing shocked outrage, the right-wing as a source for its outrage.Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK's Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine|Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dating back to 1883, the building was once a publishing headquarters for left-wing newspapers like L'Humanité.
As left-wing biographer Rick Perlstein grants, Goldwater was a man of color-blind temperament, conviction, and personal action.
Adelaide had a Federation-wide reputation for left-wing neo-Marxist "liberalism."Oomphel in the Sky|Henry Beam Piper
He represented Scotland in the contests with England in 1887 and 1888 as left-wing forward, and played a fine game.Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches|David Drummond Bone
By business I mean some kind of activity and keeping track of right-wing causes and left-wing causes or something.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The movement was headed by the left-wing Socialists, who attempted to correlate the antiwar movement with socialist propaganda.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
By half file-leaders on the Left-wing, double your Rank to the Front.The School of Recreation (1696 edition)|Robert Howlett
British Dictionary definitions for left-wing
- the left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal
- a player positioned in this area in certain games
Derived Formsleft-winger, noun
Culture definitions for left-wing (1 of 2)
A descriptive term for liberal, radical, or revolutionary political views, particularly the view that there are unacceptable social inequalities in the present order of society. Communists and socialists, as well as moderate liberals, come under the term left-wing. Left-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Left. (Compare right-wing.)
Culture definitions for left-wing (2 of 2)
A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates liberal, radical, or even revolutionary policies, usually in favor of overcoming social inequalities. In the United States, left-wing groups generally support federal social welfare programs designed to open opportunities to all citizens. (Compare right-wing.)
Idioms and Phrases with left-wing
The liberal or radical faction of a political group, as in Many consider him a leader of the Democratic Party's left wing. This expression originated in the seating practice of European legislatures, whereby those holding liberal views were assigned to the left side of the house. [First half of 1800s]