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  1. (n) someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884
  2. (n) a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)



  1. When Frank Lausche was mayor of Cleveland in the early '40s, he sculpted his political totem in the form of a mugwump and named it antiboss.
  2. There is not a mugwump in the city who would shake hands with him.
  3. I am an independent or maybe a mugwump.


  • Fredericktown spellers tops in county

    MOUNT VERNON -- Does anyone know what a mugwump is? That was one of the words spelled correctly Thursday during the 2014 Knox County Spelling Bee, but it left the spectators curious as to what it means.
    on January 10, 2014     Source: Mount Vernon News

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