Whig·​gish ˈ(h)wi-gish How to pronounce Whiggish (audio)
: characteristic of Whigs or Whiggery
: of, relating to, or characterized by a view which holds that history follows a path of inevitable progression and improvement and which judges the past in light of the present

Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Whiggish was in 1684

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Cite this Entry

“Whiggish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whiggish. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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