Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a person who belongs to the political left.

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  • noun A person who espouses left-wing political views.
  • noun A person who plays the position of left wing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who belongs to the political left

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Examples

  • If a left-winger from Hanna Maron's group were premier, she would probably appoint a friendlier interior minister and redefine the oath, but would not go as far as establishing the rule of law by revoking the gap between a promise and a promise kept.

    Yoav Sivan: Provisional Loyalty to a Provisional State

  • Chelsea are closing in on another teenager, the 19-year-old Genk and Belgium left-winger Kevin De Bruyne.

    André Villas-Boas urges Chelsea to step up chase for Luka Modric

  • Which is to say, he gets caricatured as this far-out-there left-winger with totally unrealistic and crazy views because of the aforementioned atheism, a perspective still widely disliked and mistrusted by many Americans.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Costs of Ideological Correctness

  • The same Brazilian advertising hotshot who worked his magic to get a left-winger elected president of El Salvador in 2009 is running the presidential campaign of national socialist Ollanta Humala in Peru.

    El Salvador Quits the Market Model

  • "Ten or 15 years ago when I was faced with a tricky left-winger the first thing I had to do was boot him up in the air."

    Tackling is still nowhere as hard as in the bad old days

  • Although certain right-wing websites are already using that and his listing of The Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books to claim that Loughner was a "left-winger," that does not strike me as true.

    Mark Potok: Who is Jared Lee Loughner?

  • Although certain right-wing websites are already using that and his listing of The Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books to claim that Loughner was a "left-winger," that does not strike me as true.

    Mark Potok: Who is Jared Lee Loughner?

  • There is not comparable term for a moment in which a Democrat gets in a fight with a left-winger and is hurt by it.

    Matthew Yglesias » 2012 Primary Talk is Silly

  • Although certain right-wing websites are already using that and his listing of The Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books to claim that Loughner was a "left-winger," that does not strike me as true.

    Mark Potok: Who is Jared Lee Loughner?

  • The choice sets up a rerun of the 2008 mayoral race, pitting veteran left-winger Livingstone against Conservative incumbent Boris Johnson.

    World Watch

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