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politician

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Etymology

From politic + -ian.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
politician

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  1. One engaged in politics, especially an elected or appointed government official.
    Politicians should serve the country's interest.
  2. Specifically, one who regards elected political office as a career.
    Unlike the other candidates, I'm not a politician.
    • 1996, Tom Clancy, Executive Orders[1], ISBN 0399142185, page 438,  
      I never wanted to be one, and as far as I'm concerned, I'm not a politician now. Am I the best man for this job? Probably not. I am, however, the President of the United States, []
  3. A politically active or interested person.
    Only real politicians are interested in this issue.
    • 1863, “The Fountain Kloof”, in The Sunday at Home[2], page 211,  
      You used to be such a politician. Do you remember the debates we held in Fitzroy's rooms?
  4. A sly or ingratiating person.
    There is a politician in every office.
    • 1969, David E. Sanford, My Village, My World[3], page 90,  
      Mrs. Dimitriou blushed at the compliment. "Antonios, you are such a politician," her husband chuckled.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) An expert in the work of governments, a political scientist.

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