congresscritter

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congresscritter (plural congresscritters)

  1. (US, pejorative, slang) A congressperson
    • 1979, Jerry Pournelle, A Step Farther Out, Ace, page 43
      There are a number of Congresscritters who'd like nothing better than to convert the Shuttle into benefits for their own districts.
    • 1991, Tom Clancy, The Sum of All Fears
      Shaw whistled respectfully at that. "All that for one senator and one congresscritter?"
    • 1996, Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography, John Wiley & Sons, page 139
      Lobbyist Alice can transfer digital cash to Congresscritter Bob so that newspaper reporter Eve does not know Alice's identity.
    • 2003 S.A. Johnston, Trading Options to Win, John Wiley & Sons, page 254
      You don't have to be a Fortune 500 firm's chief economist (heck, you don't even need to know any more economics than a Congresscritter, ie, virtually none), to see that these spreads had to change [...]