politico

noun
po·lit·i·co | \ pə-ˈli-ti-ˌkō \
plural politicos also politicoes

Definition of politico 

Examples of politico in a Sentence

a politico who will do anything to win an election

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Republican politicos have privately groused about Rosenberger, the investigation and the fallout, concerned about handing the Democrats a tool for the campaign and the effect the scandal could have on the November midterm elections. Seth A. Richardson, cleveland.com, "Mike DeWine, Mary Taylor, Dave Yost say Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger should resign immediately," 11 Apr. 2018 Among the closest longtime female politicos are ad guru Mandy Grunwald, lawyer Cheryl Mills, former Chief of Staff Maggie Williams and aide Huma Abedin. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, "Meet Hillary Clinton's Inner Circle, the Queenmakers Who Won't Rest Until She's President," 16 Aug. 2016 After all, longtime politicos Gov. John Kasich and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bested populists Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state's 2016 primary. Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY, "Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich," 6 May 2018 After all, longtime politicos Gov. John Kasich and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bested populists Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state's 2016 primary. Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati.com, "Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich," 5 May 2018 What started as Clyburn just offering hot fish to his loyal campaign workers from around the state who come to the capital city for the annual convention has turned into a yearly can't-miss event for politicos. Caroline Kenny, CNN, "Democrat who challenged Pelosi speaking at Clyburn's fish fry," 20 Apr. 2018 What’s interesting is that DeLay isn’t the only once disgraced politico enjoying an unlikely renaissance at the moment. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 The latest example, Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen is tricking politicos into doing interviews, interviews with him, of course, by assuming a new identity. Fox News, "Meadows, Dershowitz react after Lisa Page defies subpoena," 12 July 2018 In March, Wilson stunned local politicos by finishing first in the four-person Democratic primary. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "The science candidates: Texas runoff loss leaves Wilson with bitter taste," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of politico

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for politico

Italian politico or Spanish político, ultimately from Latin politicus political

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