One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office.
legislator, member of parliament, mp, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman, political leader, lawmaker, public servant, elected official, office-bearerView synonyms
- ‘Isn't it funny how everyone likes to vote, except if it involves a politician?’
- ‘Each of the fifty states has a constitution and set of laws; each elects politicians.’
- ‘Local politicians in Hampshire are this week being urged to lead the way in the field of fire safety.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There was a time when local politicians undertook civic duties as a way of serving the community.’
- ‘She is delivered to her father, a politician who presides over the policing of his town.’
- ‘Demonstrators hold up banners in their languages and local politicians speak them.’
- ‘You can't have people inferring a democratically elected politician is a terrorist.’
- ‘We tend to elect politicians to change things, and then kick them when they do.’
- ‘That is money in the bank for any politician seeking high office in America.’
- ‘They will come back with a vengeance if the politicians they have elected let them down.’
- ‘Do the politicians we elect have the right to force us to live more healthily?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This can be fatal in a politician, since politics is a matter of choosing your enemies carefully.’
- ‘It used to be possible to guess the political party of a politician by accent.’
- ‘There can be no more damning accusation today than to accuse a politician of believing in politics.’
- 1.1US A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.
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