Whig may refer to:

Political parties and factions

In the United Kingdom

* Kirk Party, a faction of the Scottish Covenanters during the 17th-century Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and the original Whigs. (See also Whigg and Whiggamore Raid)
* Whig (British political faction), one of two political parties in England and the United Kingdom from the 17th to 19th centuries
* Radical Whigs, a faction of British Whigs associated with the American Revolution
* Patriot Whigs or Patriot Party
* A nickname for the Liberal Party, a UK political party that succeeded that country's Whigs
* A nickname for the Liberal Democrats, a UK political party formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party

In the United States

* Whig Party (United States), an American political party which operated from 1834-1856
* A nickname for Patriots, supporters of the American Revolution
* Modern Whig Party , a current minor American political party


* True Whig Party, also known as the "Liberian Whig Party", Liberia's only legal political party from 1878 to 1980
* Confederate States Whig Party, a fictional political party created by alternate history author Harry Turtledove


*The Whigs, a 2000s garage rock band
*The Afghan Whigs, a 1990s indie rock band


* "Cecil Whig" of Cecil County, Maryland, United States
* "Kingston Whig Standard" of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
* "Knoxville Whig", of Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
* "Quincy Herald-Whig" of Quincy, Illinois, United States

Other uses

* American Whig-Cliosophic Society, also known as "Whig-Clio", a political, literary, and debating society at Princeton University
* White House Iraq Group, also known as the White House Information Group
* Whiggish historiography, a theoretical approach among historians

ee also

* Wig (disambiguation)
* Tory

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  • whig — whig …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • whig — [ wig ] n. • 1690; mot angl. 1 ♦ Hist. Au XVIIe s., Partisan du bill d exclusion voté contre le catholique duc d York. 2 ♦ Membre du parti libéral opposé aux torys, aux XVIIIe et XIXe s. Adj. « leurs adversaires whigs » (Madelin) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • whig — whig·ga·more; whig·gery; whig·gi·fy; whig·gish; whig·gish·ly; whig·gism; whig·ling; whig·ma·lee·rie; whig; whig·ism; whig·ma·lee·ry; …   English syllables

  • Whig — Whig, n. [Said to be from whiggam, a term used in Scotland in driving horses, whiggamore one who drives horses (a term applied to some western Scotchmen), contracted to whig. In 1648, a party of these people marched to Edinburgh to oppose the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whig — s.m. Nume dat adversarilor ducelui de York, organizaţi într un partid care, după dezmembrarea partidului, la începutul sec. XIX, au intrat în partidul liberal englez. [pr.: uig] – cuv. engl. Trimis de cata, 27.02.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  whig s. m.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Whig — British political party, 1657, in part perhaps a disparaging use of whigg a country bumpkin (1640s); but mainly a shortened form of Whiggamore (1649) one of the adherents of the Presbyterian cause in western Scotland who marched on Edinburgh in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Whig — (pronunc. [uig]; pl. «whigs») adj. y n. Del partido liberal inglés. * * * El término Whig corresponde al antiguo nombre del partido Liberal británico. La denominación Partido Liberal comenzó a aplicarse a mediados del siglo XIX y a finales de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • whig — /wig/, it. /wig/ s. ingl. [prob. abbrev. di Whiggamore, nome di un gruppo di insorti scozzesi, nel 1648], usato in ital. come s.m. e agg. ■ s.m. 1. (stor.) [partito storico dell Inghilterra fautore della tolleranza in campo religioso e degli… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Whig — [hwig, wig] n. [shortened form of whiggamore (applied to Scot Covenanters who marched on Edinburgh in 1648), an erratic form of Scot whiggamaire < whig, a cry to urge on horses + mare, horse] 1. a member of a political party in England (fl.… …   English World dictionary

  • Whig — Whig, a. Of or pertaining to the Whigs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English