Whiggery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whiggery The principles or practices of the Whigs; Whiggism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whiggery The principles or practices of Whigs: first applied to the Scottish Presbyterian doctrine, and generally used as a term of contempt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Whiggery Whig principles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. short for whiggamore.

Usage

In literature:

Would Mr Bentham think that the Whiggery of Bow Street was in the wrong?
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Couldna ye let the leddy alane wi' your whiggery?
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1." by Sir Walter Scott
Couldna ye let the leddy alane wi' your whiggery?
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Johnson partly inherited or shared Richardson's aversion, partly was blinded to Fielding's genius by his aggressive Whiggery.
"Joseph Andrews Vol. 1" by Henry Fielding
For Whiggery, rightly understood, is not a political creed but a social caste.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
Chiefly Whiggery and Democracy.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
I have always maintained that Whiggery, rightly understood, is not a political creed, but a social caste.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
Whiggery has had its day, and Henry Clay would stand with us now.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Why, they are Whiggery, and worse.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
The good old days would be restored; there would be no more whiggery and Walpolism; with much more of the same kind of talk.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
He certainly was an unfriend to Whiggery, and a hater of Radicalism.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
The young men know next to nothing of Whiggery and Democracy.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
Whiggery, in short, was nothing but Liberalism qualified by interest.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
And if anyone could have made Whiggery pay nowadays, clever Anthony would have.
"Shrewsbury" by Stanley J. Weyman
Now that we have gained it, British Federal Whiggery is forever prostrate.
"Quodlibet" by John P. Kennedy
Shall be off westward in two hours, and shake the dust from my shoes against this nest of whiggery and old fogyism.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
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