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Noun: mugwump  'múg,wúmp
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    - independent, fencesitter
Noun: Mugwump
  1. Someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884

Derived forms: mugwumps

Type of: individualist, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal]

Encyclopedia: Mugwump