Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 06/07/16 Mugwump

Mugwump (noun)
mugwump [muhg-wuhmp]


noun
1. a Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the presidential campaign of 1884.
2. a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, especially in politics; a person who is neutral on a controversial issue.


Origin: 1830-35, Americanism; artificial 19th-cent. revival of Massachusett (E spelling) mugquomp, syncopated form of muggumquomp war leader (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *memekw- perhaps, swift + *-a·pe·w man)

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I totally didn't mean to have a political related word on the day of the California Primary Election...nope. Didn't plan that at all......
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