[ pol-uh-see-mey-ker ]
/ ˈpɒl ə siˌmeɪ kər /
a person responsible for making policy, especially in government.
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Origin of policymaker
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Examples from the Web for policymaker
The issue before him as a policymaker, he said, is whether the current proposals are going to do anything about it.