A descriptor of a socioeconomic standpoint in politics.

A common misconception is to assume being "Right Wing" as being a completely defined political standpoint, when really you can be Right Wing on one of two scales; Social and Economic.

Social Scale: To be Right Wing on a social scale is to endorse primarily Authoritarian form of government, i.e placing importance in Discipline, the Armed Forces and Sovereignty. See British parties such as the BNP and to more extreme extent the National Front (NF) and Column 88/Combat 18.

Economic Scale: To be Right Wing from an economic standpoint is to be supportive of what is a traditionally Conservative position; that is support of small central government with more devolved power to individual states (in the USA) and more economic freedoms. It follows that while the economically right wing party supports a more lucrative trade system in which the market is largely competition-based rather than controlled by the government (meaning that Conservatives generally prefer to let competing corporations "battle it out" rather than tax or legislate them), this generally leads to less social values in terms of public services and equality between the social classes. One such party that endorses this view in the UK are the aforementioned Conservatives.

It is possible to be Right Wing in both a social and economic way, or only on one scale, which is why being "Right Wing" should not be synonymous with racism, fascism or simply Adolf Hitler.
"As a Conservative, I believe that public services should be privatised to allow more economic freedom. Therefore I am Economically Right Wing."

"I believe that National Service should be compulsory in the UK. I am also Anti-EU. Therefore I am Socially Right Wing."
by DefineRight May 17, 2010
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Top Definition
Conservative or republican.
George Bush
by Nik January 31, 2004
adj. describing a member of the Republican Party, or a conservative. Opposite of left-wing/liberal.
Sean Hannity is right-wing.
by Ed August 06, 2005
Actually slang. Derived from how the conservatives in france, during the French revolutin, sat on the right side of their governing house (whatever that was). In America, (and this is widely misunderstood by college students) Right Wing refers to conservatives who, by their nature, favor a small limited government with little power and little control over the people, with most of the power residing within the local state governments. Basically anti-federalist. In other words, the politicians who DON'T want more government involved with your everyday life. They don't want the government to get too big have a lot of control over the people.
Eisenhower, cosidering his spending and civil rights work, was clearly right wing.
by dax November 18, 2004
The wing on the right side of an artifical or natural thing that flies through the air.
Birds, airliners, small planes, bats, etc etc
by MrClean March 18, 2005
Known as Hard-Liners in most political parties around the word. In United States it’s ideology for traditional values is it’s basis. Modern day right wing Republicans are controlled by the Christian ideology.
The right wing of the Republicain Party secret motto for you is to REPRODUCE, OBEY, and CONSUME.
by John Hopper June 20, 2005
The wing on the right side of an air craft.
Oh shit! our right wing has taken on damage.
by SexyMex May 17, 2005
to be a motherfucker
Person 1: "I think we should just nuke the Middle East and kill every last one of those camel fuckers"

Person 2: "Your voting rights are hereby revoked you right-wing prick"
by mark12433 November 16, 2007

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