spoils·​man ˈspȯi(-ə)lz-mən How to pronounce spoilsman (audio)
: one who serves a party for a share of the spoils
also : one who sanctions such practice

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spoilsman was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Spoilsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spoilsman. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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