leftwing

left wing

noun
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.

Origin:
1700–10

left-wing, adjective
left-winger, noun
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left wing
 
n
1.  (often capital) the leftist faction of an assembly, party, group, etc; the radical or progressive wing
2.  the units of an army situated on the left of a battle position
3.  sport
 a.  the left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal
 b.  a player positioned in this area in certain games
 
adj
4.  of, belonging to, or relating to the political left wing
 
left-'winger
 
n

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left wing
also left-wing, 1898, from left + wing.
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