Meaning of politician in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃn/

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  • 1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.

    ‘a local politician’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Each of the fifty states has a constitution and set of laws; each elects politicians.’
    • ‘There was a time when local politicians undertook civic duties as a way of serving the community.’
    • ‘Generations of local politicians fought for decent homes for all in this area.’
    • ‘Demonstrators hold up banners in their languages and local politicians speak them.’
    • ‘Some of our local politicians must also stop making excuses for these children.’
    • ‘I am also surprised at the muted and fatalistic response so far from the local politicians.’
    • ‘Local politicians in Hampshire are this week being urged to lead the way in the field of fire safety.’
    • ‘Isn't it funny how everyone likes to vote, except if it involves a politician?’
    • ‘That is money in the bank for any politician seeking high office in America.’
    • ‘Yes, I was not trained to become a minister or a politician, but you learn on the job.’
    • ‘There can be no more damning accusation today than to accuse a politician of believing in politics.’
    • ‘This can be fatal in a politician, since politics is a matter of choosing your enemies carefully.’
    • ‘It used to be possible to guess the political party of a politician by accent.’
    • ‘When this becomes a habit, it is a danger to the public, the politician and the police.’
    • ‘Sitting here in front of him in his Stormont Office, I see the formidable politician he has become.’
    • ‘She is delivered to her father, a politician who presides over the policing of his town.’
    legislator, Member of Parliament, MP, representative, minister, statesman, stateswoman, political leader, lawmaker, public servant, elected official, office-bearer
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    1. 1.1 derogatory A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.


Late 16th century from politic + -ian.