verb (used without object), whigged, whig·ging. Scot.
Origin of whig
Definition for whig (2 of 2)
- a member of the patriotic party during the Revolutionary period; supporter of the Revolution.
- a member of a political party (c1834–1855) that was formed in opposition to the Democratic Party, and favored economic expansion and a high protective tariff, while opposing the strength of the presidency in relation to the legislature.
- a member of a major political party (1679–1832) in Great Britain that held liberal principles and favored reforms: later called the Liberal party.
- (in later use) one of the more conservative members of the Liberal party.
Origin of Whig
Related formspro-Whig, adjective
Examples from the Web for whig
The party splinters, and out of the wreckage a new center-right “Whig Party” emerges.How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party|Joe McLean|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the first time in a century and a half, the Whig Party has successfully elected a candidate.
No, not the GOP, but the Whig Party, the original party of Lincoln.
Talk-show host Glenn Beck called the GOP “the Whig party,” with John Boehner the head Whig for appearing open to compromise.
Before Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and a staid statesman, he was a Whig and a rabble-rouser.
All the ancient stories told of him by Whig enemies were revived, and believed by those who had long treated them with contempt.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
It was not a convention of Abolitionists, although Garrison was a member, but of politicians, mostly of the Whig party.William Lloyd Garrison|Archibald H. Grimke
What Heneage has done already some other Whig with a conscience will do again, and more effectually.Name and Fame|Adeline Sergeant
Nor was it obvious that a genuine kingship would have been worse than the oligarchy of the great Whig families.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski
But Transome's neither Whig nor Tory; he's the workingman's friend, the collier's friend, the friend of the honest navvy.Felix Holt, The Radical|George Eliot