Veepstakes

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of veep and sweepstakes.

Noun[edit]

Veepstakes (plural only)

  1. (US, politics, humorous) Process by which candidates for the Presidency of the United States choose a running mate.
    The candidate for the challenging party was undergoing a Veepstakes.
    • 2008 June 15, Mark Leibovich, “Tiny Town: Washington After a Fall”, New York Times:
      It’s a particularly acute concern in television and politics —— ratings, veepstakes, poll numbers, the kind of things that mean everything and nothing in Washington.