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, -​ˌwiŋ \ adjective
right-winger \ˈrīt-​ˈwiŋ-​ər, 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.

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The latter has been opposed by the right wing of the Conservative Party, who say such a deal would not be a real departure from the E.U., and in particular would not allow the U.K. to control its own borders. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Theresa May warns EU she will not overturn Brexit referendum after bloc rejects deal," 21 Sep. 2018 Claim: Photographs and video footage shot just before United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) show an object underneath the fuselage at the base of the right wing. Popular Mechanics, "Debunking 9/11 Myths: About the Airplanes," 11 Sep. 2018 But some jokes age much, much worse than others, and now digging up old problematic tweets has become a go-to tactic of the right wing. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A shadowy influence campaign on Facebook is targeting liberal activists," 1 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, on the ball, Mladen Krstajic's side pounced early on as Aleksandar Mitrovic's header was met from Tadic's amazing cross from the right wing, and just like that, Serbia led 1-0. Luis Miguel Echegaray, SI.com, "WATCH: Shaqiri, Xhaka Score as Switzerland Comes Back to Beat Serbia," 22 June 2018 Just as no one really doubted that Gorsuch would play ball on the right wing’s nearest and dearest issues. Cristian Farias, Daily Intelligencer, "In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the Ring," 10 July 2018 Switzerland pressed for an equalizer, with Xherdan Shaqiri particularly active down the right wing. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994," 5 July 2018 Tufan operates mainly as a holding midfield player but can also play as a right-back or on the right wing. SI.com, "Crystal Palace Set to Revive Interest in Fenerbahce Midfield Utility Man Ozan Tufan," 3 July 2018 Some fabulous control by the Polish striker allowed him to hold possession and find Thomas Mueller, who had taken up position on the right wing. CNN, "Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich to reach fourth Champions League final in five years," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of right wing

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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