party man

  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

Words Nearby party man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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

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

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