Acidulated whey, sometimes mixed with buttermilk and sweet herbs, used as a cooling beverage. [1913 Webster]
whig, n. [Said to be from whiggam, a term used in Scotland in driving horses, whiggamore one who drives horses (a term applied to some western Scotchmen), contracted to whig. In 1648, a party of these people marched to Edinburgh to oppose the king and the duke of Hamilton (the Whiggamore raid), and hence the name of Whig was given to the party opposed to the court. Cf. Scot. whig to go quickly.].
whig, n. hist.
1 Polit. a member of the British reforming and constitutional party that after 1688 sought the supremacy of Parliament and was eventually succeeded in the 19th c. by the Liberal Party (opp. TORY 2).
2 a 17th-c. Scottish Presbyterian.
3 US a a supporter of the American Revolution. b a member of an American political party in the 19th c., succeeded by the Republicans.
Whiggery n. Whiggish adj. Whiggism n.
prob. a shortening of Sc. whiggamer, -more, nickname of 17th-c. Sc. rebels, f. whig to drive + MARE(1)
Conservative, Democrat, Labourite, Republican, Tory, heeler, loyalist, partisan, party faithful, party hack, party man, party member, party wheelhorse, registered Democrat, registered Republican, regular, stalwart, ward heeler, wheelhorse