politicking

[ pol-i-tik-ing ]
/ ˈpɒl ɪˌtɪk ɪŋ /

noun

activity undertaken for political reasons or ends, as campaigning for votes before an election, making speeches, etc., or otherwise promoting oneself or one's policies.

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Origin of politicking

1925–30; politic (as v.) + -ing1, respelling to show non-assibilation of -c-

OTHER WORDS FROM politicking

non·pol·i·tick·ing, noun

Definition for politicking (2 of 2)

politick
[ pol-i-tik ]
/ ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk /

verb (used without object)

to engage in politicking.

verb (used with object)

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)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH politick

politicize politick
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British Dictionary definitions for politicking

politicking
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌtɪkɪŋ) /

noun

political activity, esp seeking votes
activity directed towards acquiring power and influence, achieving one's own goals, etc

Derived forms of politicking

politicker, noun
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