right wing

noun
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of right wing

1 : the rightist division of a group or party
2 : right 8

right-wing

play \ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ, -ˌwiŋ\ adjective

right-winger

play \ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ-ər, ˌrīt-\ noun

Examples of right wing in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of right wing

1856

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RIGHT WING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of right wing for English Language Learners

  • : 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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