lobbyist

[ lob-ee-ist ]
/ ˈlɒb i ɪst /

noun

a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a lobby.

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Origin of lobbyist

First recorded in 1940–45; lobby + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM lobbyist

lob·by·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lobbyist

lobbyist
/ (ˈlɒbɪɪst) /

noun

a person employed by a particular interest to lobby

Derived forms of lobbyist

lobbyism, noun
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