right wing

noun

Definition of right wing

1 : the rightist division of a group or party

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Other Words from right wing

right-wing \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ How to pronounce right-wing (audio) , -​ˌwiŋ \ adjective
right-winger \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ-​ər How to pronounce right-winger (audio) , ˌrīt-​ \ noun

Examples of right wing in a Sentence

His nomination is supported by the party's left wing but opposed by the right wing.

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When a piece of apparel starts being associated with right wing terrorists and murderers, that would probably be a good time for people who disapprove of their actions to stop wearing that apparel. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "How the MAGA Hat Became a Symbol of Hate," 31 Jan. 2019 The three engines, one each under the left and right wings and a third mounted in front, sputtered a bit before roaring to life. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Piece of aviation history soars over Houston," 9 Apr. 2018 The anti-union right wing also has been girding for war. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Dealt a body blow by the Supreme Court, unions ponder: Where do we go from here?," 28 June 2018 Because as authorities continued to discover new mail-bomb targets on Friday, the right wing flooded media channels with suggestions that the bombs themselves were part of a Democratic hoax. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How platforms are driving users to misinformation about mail bombs," 27 Oct. 2018 He is being utilised at right wing for his international side, using his experience to track back and help the defence, providing cover for the back three. SI.com, "Arsenal Facing Competition From European Giants for Mexico Defender Miguel Layun," 28 June 2018 The 28-year-old is accustomed to playing on the right wing and cutting inside onto his dominant left foot, a feature of his game which returned 14 goals and ten assists across 40 games for Torino last season. SI.com, "Leicester City Turn to Former Tottenham Winger in Search for Riyad Mahrez Replacement," 12 July 2018 Right back Andrew Farrell’s clearance found Bunbury on the right wing. Nick Ironside, BostonGlobe.com, "Revolution hold off Toronto FC," 13 May 2018 But to dismiss this as Trump-ish white rage, a tool of the right wing, is too facile, you are warned. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "In Paris, the Gilets Jaunes Protests Impact Holiday Shopping Season," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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right wing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of right wing

: the part of a political group that consists of people who support conservative or traditional ideas and policies : the part of a political group that belongs to or supports the Right

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