Tam·​ma·​ny ˈta-mə-nē How to pronounce Tammany (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a group or organization exercising or seeking municipal political control by methods often associated with corruption and bossism
Tammanyism noun

Word History


Tammany Hall, headquarters of the Tammany Society, political organization in New York City

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tammany was in 1872

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“Tammany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tammany. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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