placeman

[ pleys-muhn ]
/ ˈpleɪs mən /

noun, plural place·men.British.

a person appointed to a position, especially one in the government, as a reward for political support of an elected official.

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Origin of placeman

First recorded in 1735–45; place + -man

OTHER WORDS FROM placeman

place·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for placeman

placeman
/ (ˈpleɪsmən) /

noun plural -men

British derogatory a person who holds a public office, esp for private profit and as a reward for political support
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