spoilsman

[ spoilz-muh n ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. spoiler,
  2. spoiler party,
  3. spoilfive,
  4. spoils,
  5. spoils system,
  6. spoilsport,
  7. spoilt,
  8. spokane,
  9. spoke,
  10. spoke-dog

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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