[muhg-wuhmp] /ˈmʌgˌwʌmp/

a Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the presidential campaign of 1884.
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.
(US) a neutral or independent person, esp in politics

1832, jocular for “great man, boss, important person,” American English, from Algonquian (Natick) mugquomp “important person” (derived from mugumquomp “war leader”); used from 1884 of Republicans who refused to support James G. Blaine’s presidential candidacy, hence “one who holds himself aloof from party politics.”


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