Definition of whig
What does the word whig mean?
part of speech: noun, adjective
(Member) of the political party that supported the Revolution of 1688, aimed at subordinating the power of the crown to that of Parliament& the upper classes, passed the Reform Bill, & has been-succeeded by the Liberals (opp. tory; still applied to those liberals, & their opinions, who oppose further progress in the direction of democracy; DISH the ww.). Hence whiggery (4), whiggism (3), nn., whiggish a., whiggishly adv., whiggishness n. [Scotch]