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