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spoilsman

[ spoilz-muhn ]
/ ˈspɔɪlz mən /
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noun, plural spoils·men.
a person who seeks or receives a share in political spoils.
an advocate of the spoils system in politics.
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Origin of spoilsman

1835–45, Americanism;spoils + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for spoilsman

spoilsman
/ (ˈspɔɪlzmən) /

noun plural -men
US politics a person who shares in the spoils of office or advocates the spoils system
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