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

intransitive verb

: to engage in often partisan political discussion or activity
politicker noun

Examples of politick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Molina politicked in Sacramento and marched in Los Angeles. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 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

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Word History


back-formation from politicking, noun, frompolitic or politic(s)+ -ing entry 3

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of politick was in 1892

Dictionary Entries Near politick

Cite this Entry

“Politick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politick. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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