Definition of spoilsman in English:


Syllabification: spoils·man
Pronunciation: /ˈspoilzmən

noun (plural spoilsmen)

  • A person who seeks to profit by the spoils system; a person who supports this system.
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    • He is remembered as the political spoilsman who surprised his country with an honest administration.
    • I have made the Commission a living force, and in consequence the outcry among the spoilsmen has become furious.
    • Although American political parties are never celebrated for having sharp differences of principle, the great age of the spoilsmen was notable for elevating crass hunger for office to a common credo.

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