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po·lit·i·co

 (pə-lĭt′ĭ-kō′)
n. pl. po·lit·i·cos
A politician.

[From Italian or from Spanish político, both from Latin polīticus, political; see politic.]
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politico

(pəˈlɪtɪˌkəʊ)
n, pl -cos
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal word for a politician1, politician3
[C17: from Italian or Spanish]
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pol•i•ti•cian

(ˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
1. a person who is active in politics, esp. as a career.
2. a seeker or holder of public office.
3. a person who uses public office to advance personal or partisan interests.
4. a person who is skilled in politics.
[1580–90; < French politicien. See politic, -ian]
syn: politician, statesman refer to one skilled in politics. politician is more often derogatory, and statesman laudatory. politician suggests the schemes of a person who engages in politics for party ends or personal advantage: a dishonest politician. statesman suggests the eminent ability, foresight, and patriotic devotion of a person dealing with important affairs of state: a distinguished statesman.
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politico

A person who is actively involved in politics or who seeks political office.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.politico - a person active in party politicspolitico - a person active in party politics  
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
Communist - a member of the communist party
demagog, demagogue, rabble-rouser - a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
Democrat - a member of the Democratic Party
Federalist - a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
Labourite - a member of the British Labour Party
machine politician, political hack, ward-heeler, hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
Mugwump - someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884
noncandidate - someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office
party boss, political boss, boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
party liner, party man - a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line
Republican - a member of the Republican Party
sachem - a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
standard-bearer - an outstanding leader of a political movement
national leader, solon, statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
technocrat - an advocate of technocracy
Whig - a member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin - a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
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Translations

politico

[pəˈlɪtɪkəʊ] N (politicos (pl)) → político mf
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politico

[pəˈlɪtɪkəʊ] npoliticard(e) m/f
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politico

n (esp US pej) → Politiker(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
Later, he had changed it himself, for he had found the name of Fernandez hated by prefects of police, jefes politicos, and rurales.
"I detest all those artists, and all those writers, and all politicos who are thieves; and I would go even farther and higher, laying a curse on all idle lovers of women.
And you have these politicos promising good governance, good life and prosperity for our country.