Whiggery


Whiggery
Whig NOUN historical 1) a member of the British reforming party that sought the supremacy of Parliament, succeeded in the 19th century by the Liberal Party. 2) a supporter of the American Revolution. 3) a 17th-century Scottish Presbyterian.
DERIVATIVES Whiggery noun Whiggish adjective Whiggism noun.
ORIGIN probably a shortening of Scots whiggamore, the nickname of 17th-century Scottish rebels, from whig «to drive» + MARE(Cf. ↑mare).

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  • Whiggery — Whig ger*y, n. The principles or practices of the Whigs; Whiggism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiggery — may mean:* Whiggism, support for the principles of the British Whig Party of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century * Whiggishness, a more cosmic attitude on progress, liberalism, and the arrow of time in history …   Wikipedia

  • Whiggery — [hwig iz΄əm, wīliz΄əmwhig′ər ē] n. the practices and principles of Whigs, esp. of English Whigs: also Whiggism [hwig iz΄əm, wīliz΄əm] * * * See Whig. * * * …   Universalium

  • Whiggery — [hwig iz΄əm, wīliz΄əmwhig′ər ē] n. the practices and principles of Whigs, esp. of English Whigs: also Whiggism [hwig iz΄əm, wīliz΄əm] …   English World dictionary

  • whiggery — ˈhwigərē, ri also ˈwi noun ( es) Usage: usually capitalized 1. : the principles, policies, and practices of or associated with Whigs American Liberalism … smacks more of eighteenth century …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whiggery — noun Date: 1714 the principles or practices of Whigs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whiggery — noun Support for whiggish attitudes …   Wiktionary

  • Whiggery — n. principles of the Whig political party in Britain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whiggery — whig·gery …   English syllables

  • Classical liberalism — Liberalism …   Wikipedia