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electioneer

[ih-lek-shuh-neer] /ɪˌlɛk ʃəˈnɪər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election.
Origin of electioneer
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; election + -eer
Related forms
electioneerer, noun
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  • "electioneering seems to be telling on you, old lady," I remarked.

    The Right Stuff Ian Hay
  • As you know, electioneering in the States is rather different from what it is here.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • From the electioneering point of view, I think our journey has been a success.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • This is why the director was so opposed to the idea of bringing me on the electioneering trip.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • He said he did not want any electioneering about the officers—'log-rolling,' my father calls it.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • On the front of the house were some inscriptions for electioneering purposes.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
British Dictionary definitions for electioneering

electioneer

/ɪˌlɛkʃəˈnɪə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to be active in a political election or campaign
noun
2.
a person who engages in this activity
Derived Forms
electioneering, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for electioneering

electioneer

v.

1760 (implied in electioneering), from election, probably on model of auctioneer (see auction), as the verb engineer was not yet in use.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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