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ʰwɪg, wɪgwhig

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Whignoun

    a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories

  2. Whignoun

    a supporter of the American Revolution

  3. Whignoun

    a member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War


  1. Whignoun

    a member of an 18th- and 19th-century political party in Britain that was opposed to the Tories, and eventually became the Liberal Party

    Etymology: Probably related to whey

  2. Whignoun

    an advocate of war against Britain during the American Revolution

    Etymology: Probably related to whey

  3. Whignoun

    a member of a 19th-century US political party opposed to the Democratic Party

    Etymology: Probably related to whey

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whignoun

    acidulated whey, sometimes mixed with buttermilk and sweet herbs, used as a cooling beverage

    Etymology: [See Whey.]

  2. Whignoun

    one of a political party which grew up in England in the seventeenth century, in the reigns of Charles I. and II., when great contests existed respecting the royal prerogatives and the rights of the people. Those who supported the king in his high claims were called Tories, and the advocates of popular rights, of parliamentary power over the crown, and of toleration to Dissenters, were, after 1679, called Whigs. The terms Liberal and Radical have now generally superseded Whig in English politics. See the note under Tory

    Etymology: [See Whey.]

  3. Whignoun

    a friend and supporter of the American Revolution; -- opposed to Tory, and Royalist

    Etymology: [See Whey.]

  4. Whignoun

    one of the political party in the United States from about 1829 to 1856, opposed in politics to the Democratic party

    Etymology: [See Whey.]

  5. Whigadjective

    of or pertaining to the Whigs

    Etymology: [See Whey.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whig

    hwig, n. the name, since 1830 almost superseded by 'Liberal,' of one of the great English political parties: a Scotch Presbyterian, first so called in the middle of the 17th century: (U.S.) one of those who in the colonial period were opposed to British rule: one of the survivors of the old National Republican party, first so called in 1834—it died in 1852.—adj. composed of Whigs—also Whig′gish.—n. Whig′garchy, government by Whigs.—adv. Whig′gishly.—ns. Whig′gism, Whig′gery, Whig′gishness, Whig′ship, Whig principles. [Prob. short for whiggamore.]

  2. Whig

    hwig, v.i. (Scot.) to jog along.

  3. Whig

    hwig, n. (prov.) sour whey, buttermilk.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whig in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whig in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    Kingston Whig-Standard

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