noun, plural politicos.
a politician.

1620–30; < Italian or Spanish

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a combining form representing political, in compound words: politico-religious.
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politico (pəˈlɪtɪˌkəʊ)
n , pl -cos
politician an informal word for a politician
[C17: from Italian or Spanish]

combining form
denoting political or politics: politicoeconomic

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Example sentences
Take warning: extremists of any color or politico-religious shade cannot be cuddled, appeased or tolerated.
They are people who believe that killing civilians furthers their politico-religious agenda.
Politico's cannot pander to specific demographics at the expense of the disenfranchised who tend not to vote.
Politico reports that the left is outraged that the administration is said to be pushing for a milder settlement.
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