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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Whiggamore 'member of a 17th-century Scottish group opposed to the king' (17-20 centuries), probably from Scottish English whig 'to drive' + more 'horse, mare'

Whig

noun
     
Related topics: Groupings, History
Whig [countable]
PPGSH a member of a British political party of the 18th and early 19th centuries which wanted to limit royal power, and later became the Liberal Party

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