mugwump


mug·wump

noun \ˈməg-ˌwəmp\

Definition of MUGWUMP

1
:  a bolter from the Republican party in 1884
2
:  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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