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politicking

[pol-i-tik-ing] /ˈpɒl ɪˌtɪk ɪŋ/
noun
1.
activity undertaken for political reasons or ends, as campaigning for votes before an election, making speeches, etc., or otherwise promoting oneself or one's policies.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; politic (as v.) + -ing1, respelling to show non-assibilation of -c-
Related forms
nonpoliticking, noun

politick

[pol-i-tik] /ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in politicking.
verb (used with object)
2.
to influence, accomplish, or promote by politicking:
Somehow he politicked the bill through both houses of Congress.
Origin
1915-20; earlier politic, verbal derivative of politic; later as back formation from politicking
Related forms
outpolitick, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
politicize, politick.
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British Dictionary definitions for politicking

politicking

/ˈpɒlɪˌtɪkɪŋ/
noun
1.
political activity, esp seeking votes
2.
activity directed towards acquiring power and influence, achieving one's own goals, etc
Derived Forms
politicker, noun
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Word Origin and History for politicking
n.

1928, from present participle of politic (v.). For the -k-, see picnic.

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