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Meaning of MUGWUMP

Pronunciation:  'mug`wump

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
  2. [n]  someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884

MUGWUMP is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: independent
 See Also: individualist, pol, political leader, politician, politico



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mug"wump`\, n. [Cf. Algonquin mugquomp a chief.]
A bolter from the Republican party in the national election
of 1884; an Independent. [Political Cant, U.S.]

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