[ puh-lit-i-koh ]

noun,plural po·lit·i·cos.
  1. a politician.

Origin of politico

1620–30; <Italian or Spanish

Other definitions for politico- (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form representing political in compound words: politico-religious.

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How to use politico in a sentence

  • The happy and comfortable constitution of the politico-social position must not be sought among the Greeks .

    We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) | Friedrich Nietzsche
  • He was a great speaker in a debating society, a member of some politico-economical club.

    The Caxtons, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It is clearly a recognition of the fact that the supreme politico-social institution of the time depended upon hand labor.

    Socialism | John Spargo
  • We may sum up the politico-military life of Santa Anna by saying that he has been engaged in eight pronunciamientos.

    Mexico and its Religion | Robert A. Wilson
  • He also wrote a bitter satire upon the Spanish misrule in Italy, entitled Pietra del paragone politico .

    Books Fatal to Their Authors | P. H. Ditchfield

British Dictionary definitions for politico (1 of 2)


/ (pəˈlɪtɪˌkəʊ) /

nounplural -cos

Origin of politico

C17: from Italian or Spanish

British Dictionary definitions for politico- (2 of 2)


combining form
  1. denoting political or politics: politicoeconomic

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