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[hwig-iz-uh m, wig-]
  1. the principles or practices of Whigs.
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Also Whig·ger·y [hwig-uh-ree, wig-] /ˈʰwɪg ə ri, ˈwɪg-/.

Origin of Whiggism

First recorded in 1660–70; Whig + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for whiggery

Historical Examples

  • Whiggery has had its day, and Henry Clay would stand with us now.'

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals

    William H. Armstrong

  • Liberalism when divested of its Whiggery was practically Radicalism.

  • The young men know next to nothing of Whiggery and Democracy.

  • Whiggery, in short, was nothing but Liberalism qualified by interest.

  • For Whiggery, rightly understood, is not a political creed but a social caste.

    Collections and Recollections

    George William Erskine Russell