left wing

noun
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of left wing

1 : the leftist division of a group (such as a political party)
2 : left 4a

left-wing

play \ˈleft-ˈwiŋ\ adjective

left-winger

play \ˈleft-ˈwiŋ-ər\ noun

Examples of left wing in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of left wing

1844

left wing Synonyms



LEFT WING Defined for English Language Learners

left wing

noun

Definition of left wing for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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