influence peddler


noun

a person who arranges to obtain favors, as government contracts, from high officials on behalf of others for a fee.

Origin of influence peddler

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
Related formsinfluence peddling, noun
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Related Words for influence peddler

activist, lobbyist, fixer, kingmaker, powerbroker, PAC, latency, wire-puller

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