Definition of politician in English:



  • 1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.

    ‘a veteran communist politician’
    ‘a local politician’
    • ‘Yes, I was not trained to become a minister or a politician, but you learn on the job.’
    • ‘You can't have people inferring a democratically elected politician is a terrorist.’
    • ‘There was a time when local politicians undertook civic duties as a way of serving the community.’
    • ‘There can be no more damning accusation today than to accuse a politician of believing in politics.’
    • ‘Isn't it funny how everyone likes to vote, except if it involves a politician?’
    • ‘That is money in the bank for any politician seeking high office in America.’
    • ‘Demonstrators hold up banners in their languages and local politicians speak them.’
    • ‘Some of our local politicians must also stop making excuses for these children.’
    • ‘Sitting here in front of him in his Stormont Office, I see the formidable politician he has become.’
    • ‘It used to be possible to guess the political party of a politician by accent.’
    • ‘Each of the fifty states has a constitution and set of laws; each elects politicians.’
    • ‘Generations of local politicians fought for decent homes for all in this area.’
    • ‘I am also surprised at the muted and fatalistic response so far from the local politicians.’
    • ‘They will come back with a vengeance if the politicians they have elected let them down.’
    • ‘This can be fatal in a politician, since politics is a matter of choosing your enemies carefully.’
    • ‘Do the politicians we elect have the right to force us to live more healthily?’
    • ‘Local politicians in Hampshire are this week being urged to lead the way in the field of fire safety.’
    • ‘She is delivered to her father, a politician who presides over the policing of his town.’
    • ‘When this becomes a habit, it is a danger to the public, the politician and the police.’
    • ‘We tend to elect politicians to change things, and then kick them when they do.’
    legislator, member of parliament, mp, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman, political leader, lawmaker, public servant, elected official, office-bearer
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    1. 1.1US A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.