politainer

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of politician +‎ entertainer.

Noun[edit]

politainer (plural politainers)

  1. A politician who is or used to be an entertainer.
    • 2003, Gregory Korte, "Ventura won — could Springer?", The Cincinnati Enquirer, 5 August 2003:
      Both [Jesse Ventura and Jerry Springer] are famous, populist politicians with a history of outlandish behavior. They are both "politainers."

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