Spoilsman
Spoilsman Spoils"man (spoilz"man), n.; pl. {Spoilsmen} (spoilz"men). One who serves a cause or a party for a share of the spoils; in United States politics, one who makes or recognizes a demand for public office on the ground of partisan service; also, one who sanctions such a policy in appointments to the public service. [1913 Webster]

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  • spoilsman — ☆ spoilsman [spoilz′mən ] n. pl. spoilsmen [spoilz′mən] a person who aids a political party in order to share in the spoils, or one who advocates the spoils system …   English World dictionary

  • spoilsman — noun A politician who serves only for a share of the spoils. Camerons notoriety as a spoilsman who had been in turn a Democrat, a Know Nothing, and had flirted with Whiggery, militated against his candidacy among delegates concerned that the… …   Wiktionary

  • spoilsman — noun Date: 1846 one who serves a party for a share of the spoils; also one who sanctions such practice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spoilsman — /spoylz meuhn/, n., pl. spoilsmen. 1. a person who seeks or receives a share in political spoils. 2. an advocate of the spoils system in politics. [1835 45, Amer.; SPOILS + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • spoilsman — spoils·man || spɔɪlzmÉ™n n. one who receives political advantages; one who favors the political spoils system …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spoilsman — spoils•man [[t]ˈspɔɪlz mən[/t]] n. pl. men gov a person who seeks or receives a share in political spoils • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • spoilsman — n. (pl. men) US esp. Polit. 1 an advocate of the spoils system. 2 a person who seeks to profit by it …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoilsmen — Spoilsman Spoils man (spoilz man), n.; pl. {Spoilsmen} (spoilz men). One who serves a cause or a party for a share of the spoils; in United States politics, one who makes or recognizes a demand for public office on the ground of partisan service; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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