left wing


left wing

noun

: 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
:  the leftist division of a group (as a political party)
2
:  left 4a
left–wing adjective
left–wing·er \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>

First Known Use of LEFT WING

1884

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