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ward heeler

Syllabification: ward heel·er

Definition of ward heeler in English:

noun

US informal , chiefly derogatory
A person who assists in a political campaign by canvassing votes for a party and performing menial tasks for its leaders.
Example sentences
  • The people in these organizations - from party leader to ward heeler to precinct captain to loyal voter - mattered.
  • As a politician, Lelyveld is a benevolent ward heeler.
  • Jeb missed his calling as a ward heeler, who could raise the dead to vote every four years.

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