[ pol-i-tik ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in politicking.

verb (used with object)
  1. to influence, accomplish, or promote by politicking: Somehow he politicked the bill through both houses of Congress.

Origin of politick

1915–20; earlier politic, verbal derivative of politic; later as back formation from politicking

Other words from politick

  • out·pol·i·tick, verb (used with object)

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How to use politick in a sentence

  • Val An Innocent, a knave fool, a fool politick: the last of which are lovers, widow lovers.

    Wit Without Money | Francis Beaumont