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



    BrE BrE//ˌpɒləˈtɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːləˈtɪʃn//
    Parliament, Professions
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  1. 1  (also North American English, informal pol) a person whose job is concerned with politics, especially as an elected member of parliament, etc. Wordfinderact, bill, chamber, coalition, election, law, legislation, parliament, politician, vote See related entries: Parliament, Professions
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who is good at using different situations in an organization to try to get power or advantage for himself or herself
  3. Extra examples His job will be primarily to lobby politicians on airport and security issues. Marcos was a consummate politician: energetic and ruthless. a veteran politician of the left Much of the money from illegal logging goes to corrupt politicians and officials. The affair led to the resignations of three leading politicians. The opening speech was given by a controversial right-wing politician. The veteran politician and former prime minister has announced his retirement. There were claims that the firm had bribed politicians to win public contracts.
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