Meaning of “politician” in the English Dictionary

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"politician" in British English

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politiciannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɒl.ɪˈtɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌpɑː.ləˈtɪʃ.ən/

B1 a member of a government or law-making organization:

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  • She believed her job as a politician was to represent the views of her party and the people who voted for her.
  • Several politicians were accused of dispensing favours to people who voted for them.
  • The media focus on politicians' private lives inevitably switches the attention away from the real issues.
  • McCarthyism is named after the American politician Joseph McCarthy, who in the 1950s accused many Americans of being Communists.
  • He was an effective enough politician, but he had no ambition to become party leader.

(Definition of “politician” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"politician" in American English

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politiciannoun [ C ]

us /ˌpɑl·əˈtɪʃ·ən/

politics & government a person who is active in politics, esp. as a job

(Definition of “politician” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)