pol·​i·​cy·​mak·​er ˈpä-lə-sē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce policymaker (audio)
variants or less commonly policy maker or policy-maker
plural policymakers also policy makers or policy-makers
: someone who is responsible for or involved in establishing policy
economic policymakers
He had been a policymaker under four Republican and Democratic Presidents and had spent years on Capitol Hill fencing with congressional committees and lobbying for votes.William Greider

Examples of policymaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWS in the Korean War Chang’s exceptionally vivid account of prisoners during the Korean war leads him to condemn key U.S. policymakers. Bonnie S. Glaser, Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 The Caveat: Fed policymakers cannot micro-manage all aspects of the financial system and the economy. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 9 June 2024 Wednesday Federal Reserve policymakers will announce their decision on interest rates at the conclusion of their two-day meeting. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 9 June 2024 And while inflation plagued economies around the world and many of its contributing factors were outside the control of U.S. policymakers, leaders also made choices. Jonathan Swan, New York Times, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for policymaker 

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of policymaker was in 1868

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“Policymaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/policymaker. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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