noun mug·wump \ˈməg-ˌwəmp\

Definition of MUGWUMP

:  a bolter from the Republican party in 1884
:  a person who is independent (as in politics) or who remains undecided or neutral

Origin of MUGWUMP

obsolete slang mugwump kingpin, from Massachusett mugquomp, muggumquomp war leader
First Known Use: 1884


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