right wing


: the rightist division of a group or party
ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ How to pronounce right wing (audio)
right-winger 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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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Right wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20wing. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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