Other Word Forms of Mugwump
Origin of Mugwump
Folk etymology reinterpreted it as referring to a person who sat on the fence with mug ("face") one one side and wump ("rump") on the other, which influenced political cartoons during the 1884 U.S. presidential election.
Massachusett mugguomp, mummugguomp war leader
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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