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spoilsman

[spoilz-muh n] /ˈspɔɪlz mən/
noun, plural spoilsmen.
1.
a person who seeks or receives a share in political spoils.
2.
an advocate of the spoils system in politics.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; spoils + -man
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  • But the party spoilsman, in some cities, still looks upon school janitors and employees as legitimate party spoils.
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spoilsman

/ˈspɔɪlzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(US, politics) a person who shares in the spoils of office or advocates the spoils system
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