Origin of right wing
OTHER WORDS FROM right wingright-wing, adjectiveright-winger, noun
How to use right wing in a sentence
To borrow an old right-wing talking point, these people are angry no matter what we do.Harry Shearer on The Dangerous Business of Satire|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Limbaugh makes comments like this because his right-wing fans require a non–stop diet of race-baiting red meat.Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond|Dean Obeidallah|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, this is a very small vast-right-wing-conspiracy.
There is no such thing as a gay lifestyle, except in right-wing propaganda to oppose LGBT equality.
If you Google “Muslim Christmas tree star” you will see a list of right-wing websites wetting their pants over this.Why Muslims Love Jesus Too|Dean Obeidallah|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is about two miles from Jericho crossing to the railroad, the point for which the right wing was aiming.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
His right wing was stationed in the rear of the hamlet of Heinrichsdorf, his left rested on a forest known as the Sortlack.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Despite the fiercest fighting, it was impossible to drive them out of part of the second position on the right wing.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres|Unknown
Rosecrans had divided his army into right wing, centre and left wing,—for convenience designated as corps.Stone's River|Wilson J. Vance
The whole right wing of the army had been driven back several miles, to the Nashville Pike.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for right wing
- the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent's goal
- a player positioned in this area in any of various games
- the position occupied by such a player
Derived forms of right wingright-winger, noun
Cultural definitions for right wing (1 of 2)
A descriptive term for conservative or reactionary political views, particularly those supporting the current social order or calling for a return to an earlier order. Right-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Right. (Compare left-wing.)
Cultural definitions for right wing (2 of 2)
A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates very conservative policies. Right-wing groups generally support free enterprise. In the United States, the right wing generally argues for a strong national defense program and opposes federal involvement in promoting social welfare. (Compare left-wing.)