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Re: Mugwump

Posted by R. Berg on March 08, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Mugwhump posted by Hart on March 08, 2003

: I haven't heard this phrase in awhile and was
: curious of it.
: : "...mug on one side whump on the other."

: Today I saw the words spoiled mugwhumps in
: Charlie Daniels'
: - Open Letter To The Hollywood Bunch,
: using the word "mugwhumps."

: What exactly is a mugwhump?

That must be a misspelling of "mugwump." American Heritage Dictionary:
1. (Often capital M.) A Republican who bolted his party in 1884, refusing to support James G. Blaine as candidate for the U.S. presidency. Any person who acts independently, especially in politics. [Natick "mugquomp," "mugwomp," "captain."]