- 1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office: a veteran communist politician a local politicianMore example sentences
legislator, Member of Parliament, MP, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman, political leader, lawmaker, public servant, elected official, office-bearer; in the US senator, congressman, congresswoman, assemblyman, assemblywoman• informal politicoNorth American • informal pol
- We tend to elect politicians to change things, and then kick them when they do.
- Do the politicians we elect have the right to force us to live more healthily?
- They will come back with a vengeance if the politicians they have elected let them down.