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left wing

noun

Simple Definition of left wing

  • : the part of a political group that consists of people who support liberal or socialist ideas and policies : the part of a political group that belongs to or supports the Left

Full Definition of left wing

  1. 1 :  the leftist division of a group (as a political party)

  2. 2 :  left 4a

left–wing adjective
left–wing·er play \ˈleft-ˈwiŋ-ər\ noun

Examples of left wing

  1. His nomination is supported by the party's left wing but opposed by the right wing.

  2. <the left wing has lost considerable influence in the party, which is now aggressively courting political moderates>



1884

First Known Use of left wing

1884



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