pol·​i·​tick | \ ˈpä-lə-ˌtik How to pronounce politick (audio) \
politicked; politicking; politicks

Definition of politick

intransitive verb

: to engage in often partisan political discussion or activity

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Other Words from politick

politicker noun

Examples of politick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts say Californians politicking in Arizona should also heed warning signs among the state’s Latinos. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "California Democrats hoping to flip Arizona blue must now switch gears," 11 May 2020 Trump has been spending a lot of time lately politicking in South Florida, the state’s Democratic stronghold. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida is the bluest part of Florida. So why is Trump stumping for votes in the ‘People’s Republic of Broward’?," 5 Dec. 2019 Just a couple of weeks ago, Ebron openly politicked for a bigger role inside Reich’s offense. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Has tight end Eric Ebron played his final game with Colts?," 26 Nov. 2019 Also, conducting the interviews in private prevents candidates from grandstanding or politicking for votes. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Group behind Judge4Yourself unveils changes to how it rates Cuyahoga County judicial candidates," 17 June 2019 As politicking ensues, a work stoppage plan begins to circulate amid the latest wave of CBA information. Conor Orr, SI.com, "OK, OK, But How Much Would Tom Brady Get From a New Team in Free Agency?," 6 Aug. 2019 In Britain, climbing the Everest became an increasingly stuffy, official project, shaped by politicking in London. Ipsita Chakravarty, Quartz India, "How colonialism cost the Himalayas their remoteness," 10 June 2019 The Puerto Rican parade in downtown Orlando on Saturday featured the sights and sounds typical of these kinds of events: politicians politicking, dancers dancing and horses, well, dancing. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Puerto Rican parade a brief reprieve for community rocked by Hurricane Maria," 28 Apr. 2018 Other schools are also invoking the IRS to curtail political activity, including Georgetown, which cited its tax status in banning Bernie Sanders supporters from politicking on campus last year. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, "The Battle Against ‘Hate Speech’ on College Campuses Gives Rise to a Generation That Hates Speech," 26 May 2016

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First Known Use of politick

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for politick

back-formation from politicking, noun, from politics + -ing entry 3

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The first known use of politick was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Politick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politick. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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