The slackest people I know to keep their appointments, are the honest ones; or grafters who have become whiskey fiends.
Would they get office if they didn't help on the jobs of the grafters?
Many of our principal cheap politicians and grafters are educated men.
You have entered into a conspiracy with the grafters of the town.
When he loses his grip with the upper world, he belongs to neither, for the grafters won't look at him.
If there are as many Eclipses as during 1905-6, it will be a hard year on grafters and bosses.
The country was merely passing through a dark phase in its history, it was the era of the grafters.
He knew all the grafters well, but kept off the Rocky Path himself.
grafters appointed by the law, and the law to see no fellow interfere with the grafters!
He is a go-between, and is on good terms with coppers and grafters.
"shoot inserted into another plant," late 15c. alteration of Middle English graff (late 14c.), from Old French graife "grafting knife, carving tool, stylus," from Latin graphium "stylus," from Greek grapheion "stylus," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). So called probably on resemblance of a stylus to the pencil-shaped shoots used in grafting. The terminal -t- in the English word is not explained. Surgical sense is from 1871.
"corruption," 1865, perhaps 1859, American English, perhaps from graft (1) via British slang sense of "one's occupation" (1853), which seems to be from the word's original sense of "digging" (see graft (n.1)).
late 15c., from graft (n.1). Related: Grafted; grafting.
graft 1 (grāft)
v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
To transplant or implant tissue surgically into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect. n.
Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
In politics, the illegal acceptance of bribes by government officials.
the process of inoculating fruit-trees (Rom. 11:17-24). It is peculiarly appropriate to olive-trees. The union thus of branches to a stem is used to illustrate the union of true believers to the true Church.