Definition of veepstakes in English:

veepstakes

Syllabification: veep·stakes
Pronunciation: /ˈvēpˌstāks
 
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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?
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    • Normally we would chalk his denial up to the gamesmanship that surrounds the veepstakes; that is, the only way to ensure you won't get picked is to say that you want the job.
    • Given this history, littered with out-of-nowhere names, it might be reasonable to assume that the press would refrain from breathless speculation about the veepstakes.
    • Are the veepstakes about to end?

Origin

1960s: blend of veep and sweepstakes.

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