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

Other Words from politick

politicker noun

Examples of politick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mullen continued to politick after his squad’s stunning no-show snapped a six-game winning streak featuring an average margin of victory of 21 points. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 13 Dec. 2020 Experts say Californians politicking in Arizona should also heed warning signs among the state’s Latinos. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, 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, 5 Dec. 2019 Just a couple of weeks ago, Ebron openly politicked for a bigger role inside Reich’s offense. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, 26 Nov. 2019 Also, conducting the interviews in private prevents candidates from grandstanding or politicking for votes. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, 17 June 2019 As politicking ensues, a work stoppage plan begins to circulate amid the latest wave of CBA information. Conor Orr, SI.com, 6 Aug. 2019 In Britain, climbing the Everest became an increasingly stuffy, official project, shaped by politicking in London. Ipsita Chakravarty, Quartz India, 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, 28 Apr. 2018

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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, frompolitic or politic(s)+ -ing entry 3

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The first known use of politick was in 1892

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“Politick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politick. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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