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politico

Syllabification: po·lit·i·co
Pronunciation: /pəˈlidikō
 
/

Definition of politico in English:

noun (plural politicos)

Informal term for politician.
Example sentences
  • Ever wish you could put the entire gaggle of right-wing pundits and politicos on a ship and send them packing to a distant land?
  • Maybe the politicos in the White House should have thought of that before they switched off their brains and switched on the slime machine back in July.
  • The pro-US political consensus here that's so prevalent it's almost invisible - it's just the default for career minded politicos.

Origin

Spanish and Italian, 'politic' or 'political person'.

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