Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

electioneer

play
verb elec·tion·eer \i-ˌlek-shə-ˈnir\

Definition of electioneer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to take an active part in an election; specifically :  to work for the election of a candidate or party

electioneerer noun


Origin of electioneer

election + -eer (as in privateer, verb)


First Known Use: 1760


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up electioneer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!