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
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    • 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; in the US senator, congressman, congresswoman, assemblyman, assemblywoman
    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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