Origin of whig
Words nearby whig
Other definitions 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
OTHER WORDS FROM Whigpro-Whig, adjective
How to use whig in a sentence
To him, Churchill “was radical precisely because he was conservative” and “essentially a buccaneering Victorian 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.
Other members of Whig-Clio have included Aaron Burr, Woodrow Wilson, Samuel Alito, and Mitch Daniels.Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same|Patricia Murphy|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Does the experience of the last ten years justify the country in placing confidence, on such a point, in a Whig Ministry?
The paper war was almost entirely carried on between two sections of the Whig party.
Since his return from exile, his influence had been generally exerted in favour of the Whig party.
But the Whig chiefs were not men to be duped by the professions of so notorious a liar.
Vernon was a zealous Whig, and not personally unacceptable to the chiefs of his party.