Definition of sloganeer in US English:



[no object]usually as noun sloganeering
  • Employ or invent slogans, typically in a political context.

    • ‘After an hour of singing, sloganeering and speeches on everything from Palestine to Cuba, the protest has made its symbolic statement and it's time to go home.’
    • ‘Too often worn down by sloganeering or lost in misquotation, the truths of this statement are delicate, and seldom receive the careful consideration they demand.’
    • ‘Clearly, we're still engaged in sloganeering, but these slogans could lead to more significant change.’
    • ‘He argues that the Government should help rebuild confidence in communities by tackling an unjustified fear of crime, but instead is talking it up with sloganeering about ‘yobs’.’
    • ‘One common emotion is driving the small army of Korean protesters marching, sloganeering and even demanding the withdrawal of an old ally: their shock, then anger, over the lack of any one being punished.’
    • ‘McCrann has exhibited how superior intellect will defeat sloganeering hands down.’
    • ‘Like Frey, his enemy throughout the recovery process is not the cheerless environment of rehab, but the moronic cheerfulness of recovery sloganeering.’
    • ‘Since I'll probably be more offended by sloganeering with which I disagree than with sloganeering with which I agree, here is a plea for all sides to try to be as constructive as possible.’
    • ‘General strikes and sloganeering have become common in this Himalayan kingdom.’
    • ‘Death, suffering, starvation and suffering abound, not to mention the endless mantras and sloganeering.’
    • ‘When acting on behalf of the public, it ought always have a clear reason for what it is doing, that it can articulate without shame, sloganeering, or reliance on non-existent evidence.’
    • ‘Inside, dozens of stalls sold goods ranging from Palestinian olive oil to sloganeering tee shirts advertising everything from cannabis and Che Guevera to ‘No Sweat’ fair trade plimsolls.’
    • ‘If the conservatives forced them to exit ivory towers to slug it out in the real world, this book is one welcome result, making the right seem like sloganeering one-trick ponies in comparison.’
    • ‘We should associate it with birthday parties and ball games, not sloganeering and party lines.’
    • ‘The only things I'm definitely against are short-termist thinking, nationalism, cheap arguments and sloganeering.’
    • ‘Land lends itself too easily to sloganeering and an unquestioning intellectual certainty about the course of struggle.’
    • ‘I think the problems the church faces are more complicated than just quips and labels and sloganeering.’
    • ‘The people cannot successfully trade in the ineffectual language of protest marches and strikes, shutdowns and sloganeering that are the triggers of people in search of a constituency.’
    • ‘Too much of what we read is sloganeering, consisting of bald assertions founded on unexamined choices.’
    • ‘Using images derived from mass psychology, public participation is distorted into little more than sloganeering, by ambitious politicians and symbolic politics.’


  • A person who sloganeers.

    ‘as the sloganeers put it: “peace through strength”’
    • ‘Moderation makes such poor material for sloganeers.’
    • ‘Froberg takes on the role of misanthropic sloganeer or street-corner proselytizer, belting out his apocalyptic aphorisms over furiously oscillating punk rock.’
    • ‘Last Sunday the show paid tribute to an ad man, the Shakespeare of sloganeers.’
    • ‘Fraternal brotherhood may be good for sloganeers at conferences, but it doesn't cement a proper relationship where both sides bring something unique to the table.’
    • ‘And this guy is a real pacifist, not a tag-along sloganeer.’
    • ‘You are one of the leading conservative sloganeers who arrogantly claim a lock on the moral high ground while deriding those who dare to ‘deviate’ from your ‘norm.’’
    • ‘So, the sloganeers have found common cause with the nervous backbench nobodies and the jilted ex-Ministers in the pursuit of lowest common denominator personality politics.’
    • ‘In the emotional reaction to the attacks in New York and Washington, sloganeers drowned out intelligence.’
    • ‘It's all very art school and very London, and it's no surprise that they're cohorts of the atrocious sloganeer.’
    • ‘MacPhee traces stencil graffiti from Marxist sloganeers in postwar Europe to Cold War revolutionaries to '70s conceptual artists, punks and finally a mishmash of skaters and other urban subculturists in the '80s and '90s.’
    • ‘Obviously the sloganeers knew that almost everyone was aware that those gaps existed and is unhappy about them.’
    • ‘Now the sloganeers at the Post's editorial department have come up with a new catch-phrase.’
    • ‘It needs a committed Government to provide and implement those solutions; it does not need sloganeers.’
    • ‘It opens the door to political, ideological and religious sloganeers.’