right wing


Definition of right wing

1 : the rightist division of a group or party

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 wing (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Tuesday evening show a crew working on an American Eagle jet with what appears to be a significant section of the right wing broken off. al, 4 May 2022 Democrats point to polling showing the measure is unpopular with a majority of the public, saying Kemp has become a prisoner of his party's right wing. Jeff Amy, ajc, 13 Apr. 2022 These Christians are joining secular members of the right wing, including media-savvy opportunists and those touting disinformation. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Smith returned to his right wing spot on the No. 2 line, with Hall at left wing and Coyle at pivot. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2021 Same with Luke Glendening at right wing and center. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 3 Oct. 2021 The Democratic governor has characterized recall campaign leaders as anti-immigrant supporters of former President Trump who include QAnon conspiracy theorists and fringe members of the right wing. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 The intensely patriarchal and casteist traditional village councils in many parts of India and the xenophobic antirefugee approaches of the right wing in Europe illustrate this drawback. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 20 May 2021 The teams went back and forth from there with the lead changing hands a total of 17 times before Rozier knocked down a leaning 3-pointer from the right wing to put Charlotte on top for good at 102-99 with 1:08 to go. San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of right wing was in 1856

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16 May 2022

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“Right wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20wing. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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