right wing


right wing

noun

  1. members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.
  2. such a political party or a group of such parties.
  3. that part of a political or social organization advocating a conservative or reactionary position: The union’s right wing favored a moderate course of action.

noun

  1. (often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc
  2. the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy
    1. the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent’s goal
    2. a player positioned in this area in any of various games
    3. the position occupied by such a player

adjective right-wing

  1. of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing
n.

1570s of armies; from 1882 in football; 1905 in the political sense (cf. left wing). Right-winger attested by 1919 in U.S. politics, 1895 in sports.

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