Politician



[pol-i-tish-uh n] /ˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
a person who is active in .
2.
a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles.
3.
a person who holds a office.
4.
a person skilled in government or administration; statesman or stateswoman.
5.
an expert in or government.
6.
a person who seeks to gain power or advancement within an organization in ways that are generally disapproved.
/ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃən/
noun
1.
a person actively engaged in politics, esp a full-time professional member of a deliberative assembly
2.
a person who is experienced or skilled in the art or science of politics, government, or administration; statesman
3.
(derogatory, mainly US) a person who engages in politics out of a wish for personal gain, as realized by holding a public office
n.

1580s, “person skilled in politics,” from politics + -ian. It quickly took on overtones, not typically good ones. Johnson defines it as “A man of artifice; one of deep contrivance.”

noun

A person who succeeds through charm, diplomacy, mutual favors, etc •The term is mildly derogatory in suggesting a lack of true substance: If you called him an asshole to his face you’re no politician (1592+)

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