antimachine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ machine

Adjective[edit]

antimachine ‎(not comparable)

  1. (politics) Opposing the political machine of a region
    • 1988 March 25, Florence Hamlish Levinsohn, “Where Vernon Jarrett Is Coming From”, Chicago Reader:
      His antimachine politicking helped get him fired from the Chicago Defender, a frequent supporter of organization candidates.
    • 2000 July 21, Ben Joravsky, “Drivin' 'Em Crazy”, Chicago Reader:
      He recalls when Harold Washington, who ran for mayor on an antimachine, antipatronage platform, was a stalwart member of the regular organization. "