influence peddler


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. infliction,
  2. inflight,
  3. inflorescence,
  4. inflow,
  5. influence,
  6. influencer,
  7. influent,
  8. influential,
  9. influenza,
  10. influenza a

Origin of influence peddler

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50

Related formsinfluence peddling, noun

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