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Definition of "mugwump" []

  • A person who acts independently or remains neutral, especially in politics. (noun)
  • A Republican who bolted the party in 1884, refusing to support presidential candidate James G. Blaine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mugwump" in a sentence
  • "He said, "I am a mugwump and a mugwump is pure from the marrow out.""
  • "QUOTATION: A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect."
  • "Such criminal action had been freely charged against them during the campaign by the Democratic (including the so-called mugwump) press."