- 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
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.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler
I am neither a petitioner nor an office-seeker nor a sycophant.His Excellency the Minister