Meaning of mugwump

mug•wump

Pronunciation: (mug'wump"), [key]
— n.
  1. a Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the presidential campaign of 1884.
  2. a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, esp. in politics; a person who is neutral on a controversial issue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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