wedge issue

noun

Definition of wedge issue

: a political issue that divides a candidate's supporters or the members of a party

Recent Examples of wedge issue from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wedge issue.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of wedge issue

1982


WEDGE ISSUE Defined for English Language Learners

wedge issue

noun

Definition of wedge issue for English Language Learners

  • : an issue about which a politician's supporters or the members of a political party disagree


Learn More about wedge issue


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wedge issue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

food, provisions, or a tasty dish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!