Posted by R. Berg on March 08, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Mugwump posted by R. Berg 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. 2. Any person who acts independently, especially in politics. [Natick "mugquomp," "mugwomp," "captain."]