politick

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See politic.

Adjective[edit]

politick (comparative more politick, superlative most politick)

  1. Obsolete form of politic.

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from politicking.

Verb[edit]

politick (third-person singular simple present politicks, present participle politicking, simple past and past participle politicked)

  1. To engage in political activity.
    • 2009 February 4, “How to Fill a Senate Seat”, New York Times:
      Residents of New York, Illinois and now New Hampshire have watched as their governors waffled, politicked and, in the case of Illinois, possibly broke the law carrying out their duties to appoint a new senator.