- members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.
- such a political party or a group of such parties.
- that part of a political or social organization advocating a conservative or reactionary position: The union's right wing favored a moderate course of action.
Origin of right wing
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Contemporary Examples of right-wing
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
December 29, 2014
There is no such thing as a gay lifestyle, except in right-wing propaganda to oppose LGBT equality.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
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
December 23, 2014
But then, this show has always been more than just the parody of right-wing cable punditry it was originally made out to be.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale
December 19, 2014
On the other hand, right-wing activists have lately said, banning displays interferes with the exercise of religion.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of right-wing
There is nobody here to clean the right-wing pews,” said Nancy Wentworth, “so I will take those for my share.The Old Peabody Pew
Kate Douglas Wiggin
The right-wing was stationed at Roxbury, the left at Medford and Chelsea.Great Events in the History of North and South America
Charles A. Goodrich
I suppose he was familiar with the right-wing groups and activities, and movements.
By business I mean some kind of activity and keeping track of right-wing causes and left-wing causes or something.
It had retreated in good order, thanks to the resistance of its right-wing rear guard.
- (often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc
- the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy
- 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
- of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing
1570s of armies; from 1882 in football; 1905 in the political sense (cf. left wing). Right-winger attested by 1919 in U.S. politics, 1895 in sports.
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.)