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politico

[puh-lit-i-koh] /pəˈlɪt ɪˌkoʊ/
noun, plural politicos.
1.
a politician.
Origin of politico
1620-1630
1620-30; < Italian or Spanish

politico-

1.
a combining form representing political, in compound words:
politico-religious.
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politico

/pəˈlɪtɪˌkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
an informal word for a politician (sense 1), politician (sense 3)
Word Origin
C17: from Italian or Spanish

politico-

combining form
1.
denoting political or politics: politicoeconomic
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Word Origin and History for politico
n.

"politician, political agent," usually in a derogatory sense, 1620s, from Italian or Spanish politico, noun use of adjective meaning "political," from Latin politicus (see politic (adj.)).

politico-

word-forming element meaning "political and," from Latinized comb. form of Greek politikos (see political).

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politico

noun

A politician, esp a spectacular or unscrupulous one: the heavy-duty Bay State politicoes

[1630+; fr Spanish or Italian]

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