Definition of politician in English:


Line breaks: pol¦it|ician
Pronunciation: /pɒlɪˈtɪʃ(ə)n


1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office: a veteran communist politician a local politician
More example sentences
  • 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.
legislator, Member of Parliament, MP, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman, political leader, lawmaker, public servant, elected official, office-bearer;
informal politico
North American informal pol
1.1chiefly US A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.

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