Definition of lobbyist in US English:

lobbyist

noun

  • A person who takes part in an organized attempt to influence legislators.

    ‘industry lobbyists pushed the government to undo the decision’
    • ‘The lobbyists are already working against that.’
    • ‘The association has paid outside lobbyists about $50,000 so far this year to defend it in communities across the country.’
    • ‘He's become a full-time lobbyist for cancer research.’
    • ‘Environmental lobbyists argue the blueprint falls short of the ambitious plans envisioned by many.’
    • ‘I'd argue that once a company pays a lobbyist to affect legislation they become politicians.’
    • ‘His influence came as a writer, journalist, and political lobbyist.’
    • ‘She has hired a lobbyist to stop the onslaught.’
    • ‘Campaign donors and lobbyists are working Congress to minimize and distort reform.’
    • ‘Daley, a lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry, has been drafting policies for the taskforce.’
    • ‘This goes unchallenged because industry lobbyists have the ear of government.’
    • ‘Only a tiny fraction of businesses employ their own lobbyists or government relations people.’
    • ‘Her background is as a cattle industry lobbyist.’
    • ‘Corporate lobbyists have swamped Capitol Hill in an attempt to win over members of Congress to their respective explanations.’

Pronunciation

lobbyist

/ˈläbiist/