Meaning of “the right wing” in the English Dictionary

"the right wing" in British English

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the right wingnoun [ S + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌraɪt ˈwɪŋ/ us /ˌraɪt ˈwɪŋ/


uk /ˌraɪtˈwɪŋ/ us /ˌraɪtˈwɪŋ/

C2 supporting the political right:

She's extremely right-wing.

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  • He complained that there was a tendency to equate right-wing politics with self-interest.
  • He's on the extreme right wing of the party.
  • The National Front is an extremely right-wing political party in Britain.
  • He is known to have right-wing sympathies.
  • It's a newspaper with a large right-wing readership.

(Definition of “the right wing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"right-wing" in American English

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us /ˈrɑɪt ˈwɪŋ/

(Definition of “right-wing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)