right wing


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.
Recent Examples on the Web The biggest switch was Kessel's ascension to the top unit, replacing Conor Garland, who moved to Hayton's right wing and opposite Grabner to th left. Richard Morin, The Arizona Republic, "Coyotes' big-name players show up in Game 1 win vs. Predators," 2 Aug. 2020 Forward Kekuta Manneh had two shots on goal early on, including one from the right wing that nearly went past Columbus goalkeeper Eloy Room at the eight minute mark. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "How FC Cincinnati went scoreless in loss to rival Columbus Crew," 13 July 2020 There's also the right wing pundit Stefan Molyneux, who was booted off YouTube Monday, and congressional candidate Laura Loomer, who has been banned from Facebook and Twitter. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Done with Facebook? Consider MeWe, Parler or old standbys like LinkedIn," 30 June 2020 These people not only undermined the message of peaceful protestors, but also terrorized, ruining years of building up the city, not to mention give voice to right wing zealots who wish to shift the conversation. cleveland, "Is identifying the Cleveland looters from May 30th the best use of police resources? Thoughts from the subscribers," 14 June 2020 Instead, it’s in the hands of PT Sir, her former gym teacher who grabs political power in India via a right wing party; and Lovely, a trans woman with big dreams of movie stardom. Grace Z. Li, USA TODAY, "Review: Three lives entwined by a terrorist attack in Megha Majumdar's powerful 'A Burning'," 1 June 2020 Even if Scheer’s apparent ties to GOP strategists can’t be definitely proven, his campaign manager is a former board member of Rebel Media, Canada’s leading supplier of far-right wing paranoia masquerading as journalism. BostonGlobe.com, "IT’S NOT THE image Americans would associate with a Canadian federal election: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his bespoke suit stretched tight by hefty and conspicuous body armor, surrounded by a phalanx of bug-eyed uniformed tactical officers.," 26 Oct. 2019 Trump promoted racist claims that the nation’s first black president was born in Africa, a false conspiracy theory popular on the far-right wing. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, "Trump is the complainer in chief — but tells Democrats who complain to leave the country," 25 July 2019 Commander James Haley, who flies the right wing position, is from Canadian, Texas, in the Panhandle. Dallas News, "8 things to know about the Blue Angels’ Wednesday flyover in North Texas," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Right wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20wing. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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