placeman

noun
place·​man | \ ˈplās-mən How to pronounce placeman (audio) \

Definition of placeman

chiefly British, often disparaging
: a political appointee to a public office especially in 18th century Britain

First Known Use of placeman

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Placeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/placeman. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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