Definition of kingmaker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɪŋmeɪkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪŋmeɪkər//
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a person who has a very strong political influence and is able to bring somebody else to power as a leader Word Originused originally with reference to the Earl of Warwick (1428-71), English statesman.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kingmaker