American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A politician.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A politician; hence, one whose conduct is guided by considerations of policy rather than principle.
- n. colloquial, often derogatory A politician.
- n. a person active in party politics
- From Italian politico, Spanish político. (Wiktionary)
- From Italian or from Spanish político, both from Latin polīticus, political; see politic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“He's not my kind of politico, but Norman Tebbit comes across pretty well as the FT's latest lunch date.”
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