- pertaining to, involving, or characteristic of the membership or methods of Tammany Hall.
Examples from the Web for tammany
But though the percentage of Irish among the population of the city was declining, Tammany Hall saw great times in the 1920s.When New York City Hit Its Stride
July 17, 2014
They particularly controlled Tammany Hall, the Democratic machine, but also all sorts of other political organizations.Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Live In: Kevin Baker’s New York
September 23, 2013
Tammany Hall is one of those “simple to play, hard to master” game.
Tammany Hall is a game that simulated the dynamics of politics without having to get into the details.
Or to punish the party of segregation, Tammany Hall, and racially discriminatory labor unions?David's Bookclub: Strom Thurmond's America
April 16, 2013
O Khalid, have you forgotten that these “coppers” are the minions of Tammany?The Book of Khalid
Tammany Hall has warned that this man is extremely dangerous.Mutineer
Robert J. Shea
For Tammany is the real government that has defeated a mechanical foresight.
Tammany is not a freak, a strange and monstrous excrescence.
He's a senator, an' a leader in Tammany Hall, an' he'll be proud of you.The Art of Disappearing
John Talbot Smith
Word Origin and History for tammany
synonymous with "Democratic Party in New York City," hence, late 19c., proverbial for "political and municipal corruption," from Tammany Hall, on 14th Street, headquarters of a social club incorporated 1789, named for Delaware Indian chief Tamanen, who sold land to William Penn in 1683 and '97. Around the time of the American Revolution he was popularly canonized as St. Tammany and taken as the "patron saint" of Pennsylvania and neighboring colonies, sometimes of the whole of America. He was assigned a feast day (May 1 Old Style, May 12 New Style) which was celebrated with festivities that raised money for charity, hence the easy transfer of the name to what was, at first, a benevolent association.