Definition of veepstakes in English:

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veepstakes

Pronunciation: /ˈvēpˌstāks/

noun

[treated as singular or plural] US informal
The notional competition among politicians to be chosen as a party’s candidate for vice president: is the Oklahoma governor a front runner in the veepstakes?
More example sentences
  • According to a gossip column in the New York Post, the current frontrunner in John Kerry's Veepstakes is former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn.
  • I'd just like to second Atrios's thoughts on the veepstakes.
  • In the '04 veepstakes, Edwards had the least political experience, just six years in the Senate.

Origin

1960s: blend of veep and sweepstakes.

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Syllabification: veep·stakes

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