Adjective "leftwinger" definition and examples

(Leftwinger may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌlɛftˈwɪŋə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who supports or belongs to the radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system.
  1. 'Police called up water cannon to combat violent left-wingers in the capital.'
  2. 'Throughout Victoria's reign, refugees poured in, mostly left-wingers.'
  3. 'Whatever she believed in, a left-winger had to believe the opposite.'
  4. 'Only in America is he considered a radical left-winger.'
  5. 'The election math indicates one almost certain outcome: the savvy left-winger from Quebec will hold real power.'
An attacking player on the left side of a team on the field in soccer, rugby, and field hockey.
  1. 'The pressure told in the 23rd minute when the left-winger opened the scoring with a neat effort.'
  2. '"We had a shot," recalls the man who was then a 21-year-old left-winger at the 1964 Olympics.'
  3. 'A foul led to a free-kick; the team's left-winger spun the ball around the wall but into the keeper's arms.'
  4. 'The Dallas Stars sent their 33-year-old left-winger to the Phoenix Coyotes for a 37-year-old right-winger in an auspicious transaction for the Stars.'
  5. 'Following an incisive pass, the left-winger raced clear, committed the keeper, before drilling a left-footer into the corner from a tight angle.'

More definitions

1. members of a liberal or radical political party, or those favoring extensive political reform.

2. such a party or a group of such parties.

3. the part of a political or social organization advocating a liberal or radical position.

More examples(as adjective)

"shorts can be leftwinger."

Origin

(left wing)