kingmaker

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noun king·mak·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌmā-kər\

Definition of kingmaker

  1. :  one having great influence over the choice of candidates for political office

1599

First Known Use of kingmaker

1599


KINGMAKER Defined for English Language Learners

kingmaker

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noun king·mak·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌmā-kər\

Definition of kingmaker for English Language Learners

  • : a powerful person or group who influences decisions about who will become political candidates



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