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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

pol

\pol\ , noun;
1.
a politician, especially one experienced in making political deals, exchanging political favors, etc.
Quotes:
She said that Sexton, whose grandfather was the city's tax commissioner, ran the school like "the Brooklyn pol he was"…
-- Rachel Aviv, "The Imperial Presidency," The New Yorker, Sept. 9, 2013
That was one of his talents, that he didn't sound like a pol.
-- Jay McInerney, How It Ended, 2009
Origin:
Pol arose in early 1900s in America as a shortening of politician.
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