party man


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

1
First recorded in 1685–95

Words Nearby party man

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How to use party man in a sentence

  • Perhaps I had slipped unawares for a time into the delusions of a party man—but I do not think so.

    The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
  • Although the bent of his mind was more Liberal than Conservative, he was not a party man in its narrow sense.

    Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
  • By the time he is bald he has learnt better, and he's a party man, but he has lost time in the meanwhile.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) | Mary Cholmondeley
  • He is the most useful and efficient party man we have; is honest, and always right.

  • And then to think of Harald Rejn beginning that nonsense about my being a coward, because I refused to become a party man!

    Three Dramas | Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson

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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