Definition of influence peddler in US English:

influence peddler

noun

North American
  • See influence peddling

    • ‘‘And while I'm doing that, I will crack down on wasteful and abusive officials and influence peddlers,’ she said.’
    • ‘Nearly once a month influence peddlers from different worlds gather to gossip, talk business, and schmooze at his Hollywood Hills home.’
    • ‘He really was the first of the modern influence peddlers.’
    • ‘No candidate is more scornful of the Washington insider class of lobbyists and influence peddlers.’
    • ‘It will have to clear out the influence peddlers, corporate lobbyists, spin-doctors and fund-raisers and return to first principles.’