from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A petty politician.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A petty politician; a pretender in politics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A petty politician; a pretender to political knowledge or influence.


From Italian politicastro, from politico + -astro ("diminutive suffix") (Wiktionary)


  • These were so continuously misleading and disingenuous that the lawyer politicaster who played such a rôle at Paris seemed despicable to the soldiery, and "rogue of a lawyer" was almost synonymous to the military mind with place-holder and civil ruler.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. I. (of IV.)


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