approval rating

Definition of approval rating

:a rating based on a percentage of people (as voters) who think someone (as a politician) is doing a good job
  • The governor's approval rating is going up.

Word by Word Definitions

approval play
  1. : an act or instance of approving something : approbation

rating
  1. : a classification according to grade

  2. : a naval enlisted man

  3. : relative estimate or evaluation : standing


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!