politicaster

n.

"a petty, feeble, or contemptible politician" [OED], 1640s, from Italian or Spanish politicastro, noun use of adjective meaning "political," from Latin politicus (see political).


Nearby words

  1. political system,
  2. politicalize,
  3. politically,
  4. politically correct,
  5. politically incorrect,
  6. politician,
  7. politicization,
  8. politicize,
  9. politick,
  10. politicking

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