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party man

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noun
  1. a person belonging to a political party, especially one who adheres strictly or blindly to its principles and policies.

Origin of party man

First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for party man

Historical Examples

  • By inclination and training Galen was the reverse of a party-man.

    On the Natural Faculties

    Galen

  • Likewise, that the Author is no Party-man, but a general Meddler.

    Benjamin Franklin

    Frank Luther Mott

  • The question whether and to what extent the poet ought to be a party-man is a very complex one.

  • That is: One must belong to a party body and soul, else one is not truly a party-man, but more or less—an egoist.

  • What crowds, mobs and jams did assail all polling booths, casting ballots to land a party-man in City Hall!

    Gadsby

    Ernest Vincent Wright


British Dictionary definitions for party man

party man

noun
  1. a loyal member of a political party, esp one who is extremely loyal or devoted
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