from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A politician who serves only for a share of the spoils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who serves a cause or a party for a share of the spoils; in United States politics, one who makes or recognizes a demand for public office on the ground of partisan service; also, one who sanctions such a policy in appointments to the public service.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An advocate of the spoils system; a politician who seeks personal profit at the public cost from the success of his party; one who maintains that party service should be rewarded with public office; one who is opposed to the administration of the civil service on the basis of merit. See spoils system, under spoil, n.


From spoils +‎ man. (Wiktionary)



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