Associations to the word «Whig»


WHIG, noun. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) Acidulated whey, sometimes mixed with buttermilk and sweet herbs, used as a cooling beverage.
WHIG, noun. Buttermilk
WHIG, verb. (transitive) Urge forward; drive briskly.
WHIG, verb. (intransitive) Jog along; move or work briskly.
WHIG, noun. (UK) (politics) a member of an 18th- and 19th-century political party in Britain that was opposed to the Tories, and eventually became the Liberal Party.
WHIG, noun. (US) (politics) an advocate of war against Britain during the American Revolution.
WHIG, noun. (US) (politics) a member of a 19th-century US political party opposed to the Democratic Party.

Dictionary definition

WHIG, noun. A member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories.
WHIG, noun. A supporter of the American Revolution.
WHIG, noun. A member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War.

Wise words

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