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office seeker

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noun
  1. a person who seeks appointment or election to some government position.

Origin of office seeker

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for office seeker

Historical Examples

  • In none of his letters do we find the real tone of the office-seeker.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia

    W. L. (William Lawson) Grant

  • I'll haunt the alderman like an office-seeker, till some of them lets you in.

    Fashion and Famine

    Ann S. Stephens

  • Every Negro of consequence in the South was not a politician or an office-seeker.

  • If that means that he was an office-seeker, the charge is false.

  • I am neither a petitioner nor an office-seeker nor a sycophant.