Politico | Definition of Politico by Merriam-Webster


po·​lit·​i·​co | \ pə-ˈli-ti-ˌkō How to pronounce politico (audio) \
plural politicos also politicoes

Definition of politico

Examples of politico in a Sentence

a politico who will do anything to win an election
Recent Examples on the Web Miami's local politico was a barber who connected Lopez with a job in Phoenix as a field representative for the Arizona State Civil Rights Commission. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, The Arizona Republic, "'A true community leader': Ronnie Lopez, Phoenix powerbroker and Latino advocate, has died," 25 Aug. 2020 The drug czar has a new spokesman, longtime Washington politico and communications adviser Gregory T. Angelo. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Team Trump moves: Gregory Angelo to drug czar, OMB's Derek Kan, Sergio Gor to campaign," 15 June 2020 Debbie Orozco Solis has faced down cement magnates, gentrification-hungry developers and politicos at City Hall. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "As ‘Angel of West Dallas’ comes to her neighbors’ rescue, she worries coronavirus will accelerate gentrification," 1 May 2020 And new research raises more questions about a series of virus models which have influenced the decisions of nervous politicos. James Freeman, WSJ, "Curve Crushing," 24 Apr. 2020 Neither Hupfer nor Zody would commit to holding their state conventions, which draw hundred of politicos to the Indiana Convention Center. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Gov. Holcomb is moving Indiana primary election to June 2," 20 Mar. 2020 Trump has mocked the Democrats for their bumbling rollout at the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, when a glitchy vote-counting app snarled everything, including the results, the careers of some local politicos and the party’s reputation. Washington Post, "In Las Vegas, nervous Democrats have no poker face," 21 Feb. 2020 Now politicos are sitting at home computers and hitting refresh looking for that final tally. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Ohio election: Want to know Hamilton County results? You'll have to wait until Wednesday," 29 Apr. 2020 Seasoned Granite State politicos use their own set of metrics in determining a candidate's strength. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "In New Hampshire, 2020 Democrats battle for every voter they can find," 9 Aug. 2019

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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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8 Sep 2020

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Politico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politico. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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