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 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 Many demonstrations have also been supported by far right groups, like the Proud Boys, armed militias, and anti-vaxxers, among other right wing factions, The Guardian reports. Erin Corbett, refinery29.com, "Why Trump Is Calling To “Liberate” States Protesting Stay-At-Home Orders," 17 Apr. 2020 The left and right wing wheels do not appear to have moved, though—although visible, the A-10C’s wing wheels are partially visible when retracted anyway. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A-10 Warthog Pulls Off Emergency Belly Flop After Landing Gear Malfunction," 8 Apr. 2020 Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the two iconic sports stars in Detroit were right wing Gordie Howe of the Red Wings and rightfielder Al Kaline of the Tigers. George Sipple And Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press, "Al Kaline and Gordie Howe: Golfing pals and batting practice buddies," 8 Apr. 2020 Sunday’s preseason match was also the Providence Park debut for DP right wing Yimmi Chara. oregonlive, "Portland Timbers kick off preseason tournament with 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps," 17 Feb. 2020 Bronson Ko3nig Gard designed a play to either get the ball to Hayes in the lane or to Koenig on the right wing. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Bronson Koenig sends Wisconsin to the Sweet 16," 14 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Jun 2020

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“Right wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20wing. Accessed 2 Jun. 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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