right wing


Definition of right wing

1 : the rightist division of a group or party

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right-wing \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ , -​ˌwiŋ \ adjective
right-winger \ ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ-​ər , 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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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 Ocasio-Cortez has been scrutinized and criticized—especially by the right wing news media—since her primary victory in New York's 14th Congressional District catapulted her onto the national stage. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Sexist Double Standards: Paul Ryan Was Elected at 28 and Called 'a Genius' While I'm a 'Fraud'," 11 Dec. 2018 Conformal wing tanks fitted over the left and right wing roots supply 600 gallons per tank, allowing the F-16V to fly farther than previous F-16 versions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Slovakia Becomes the Newest—and Smallest—Country to Fly the F-16," 4 Dec. 2018 Two of them, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, publicly split with Trump and likely would have faced significant primary challenges from the party’s right wing, highlighting some of the ideological splintering among Republicans. Greg Giroux, Bloomberg.com, "All Signs Point to Big Democratic Wins in 2018," 29 Jan. 2018 The latter has been opposed by the right wing of the Conservative Party, who say such a deal would not be a real departure from the E.U., and in particular would not allow the U.K. to control its own borders. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Theresa May warns EU she will not overturn Brexit referendum after bloc rejects deal," 21 Sep. 2018 Claim: Photographs and video footage shot just before United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) show an object underneath the fuselage at the base of the right wing. Popular Mechanics, "Debunking 9/11 Myths: About the Airplanes," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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