noun (plural spoilsmen)US
A person who supports or seeks to profit by the spoils system.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: spoils|man
Definition of spoilsman in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.