Word of the DayTuesday, November 05, 2013
\pol\ , noun;
a politician, especially one experienced in making political deals, exchanging political favors, etc.
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
Pol arose in early 1900s in America as a shortening of politician.
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