politicaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian politicastro, from politico + -astro (diminutive suffix), equivalent to English politic(ian) +‎ -aster

Noun[edit]

politicaster (plural politicasters)

  1. A petty politician.
    "The politicaster is looking for small opportunities -- for such pickings and stealings as a careless public may leave for those of his kind. The great politician is looking for great opportunities." - Samuel McChord Crothers; In Praise of Politicians; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Jan 5, 2004.