Ward-heeler

ward heeler

noun U.S. politics.
a minor politician who canvasses voters and does other chores for a political machine or party boss.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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derogatory (US) politics Also called: heeler a party worker who canvasses votes and performs chores for a political boss

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