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Blend of veep +‎ sweepstakes.


Veepstakes (plural Veepstakes)

  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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.