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Definition of "politician" []

  • One who is actively involved in politics, especially party politics. (noun)
  • One who holds or seeks a political office. (noun)
  • One who seeks personal or partisan gain, often by scheming and maneuvering: "Mothers may still want their favorite sons to grow up to be President, but . . . they do not want them to become politicians in the process” ( John F. Kennedy). (noun)
  • One who is skilled or experienced in the science or administration of government. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "politician" in a sentence
  • "With respect to the proposition that some politician is deceitful, traditional grammar suggests the division ˜Some politician/is deceitful™, with the noun ˜politician™ forming a constituent with the quantificational word."
  • "How do you avoid the label politician, when you are one, good or bad."
  • "Yes, nothing says a politician is a crook like having their own PAC."