Part of speech: noun

A member of the Liberal party in England in the 18th and 19th centuries; also, a Covenanter or a Roundhead.

Part of speech: noun

An American colonist who supported the Revolutionary war; later, a member of a party opposed to the Democratic.

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Usage examples "whig":

  1. For a few weeks it seems to have been Harley's wish to conduct the administration in concert with the remaining Whig members, but the extreme Tories, with whom he had been acting, overbore his moderate intentions. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Despite my English friends, and thanks to Mr. Wilson and my Aunt Gainor, I was fast becoming an ardent Whig, so that the talk, in which I had small share, interested me deeply. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
  3. There is not one of the household who is not a consistent Whig, and there hath been no opportunity for anything of the sort. - "Peggy Owen and Liberty", Lucy Foster Madison.