[ pawrk-chop-er, pohrk- ]
/ ˈpɔrkˌtʃɒp ər, ˈpoʊrk- /
a labor official put on the union payroll as a reward for past loyalty or services.
any legislator, political appointee, official, etc., who is primarily interested in personal gain or the perquisites of power.
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