Definition of Spoilsman

1. n. One who serves a cause or a party for a share of the spoils; in United States politics, one who makes or recognizes a demand for public office on the ground of partisan service; also, one who sanctions such a policy in appointments to the public service.



Definition of Spoilsman

1. Noun. (American English) A politician who serves only for a share of the spoils. ¹

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Definition of Spoilsman

1. [n SPOILSMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoilsman

spoiled brat
spoiled brats
spoiler
spoiler effect
spoiler effects
spoiler space
spoilered
spoilerific
spoilers
spoilfive
spoilful
spoiling
spoils
spoils of war
spoils system
spoilsman (current term)
spoilsmen
spoilsmonger
spoilsmongers
spoilsport
spoilsports
spoilt
spoilt for choice
spoke
spoke-shave
spoke in tongues
spoked
spokein
spokeless
spoken

Literary usage of Spoilsman

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1. Proceedings of the ... Conference for Good City Government and of the by National Municipal League (1897)
"What I have so far said goes only to show that the spoilsman's occupation is constantly going, ... The plunderer is the alter ego of the spoilsman. ..."

2. Proceedings by National Municipal League (1897)
"What I have so far said goes only to show that the spoilsman's occupation is constantly going, ... The plunderer is the alter ego of the spoilsman. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Last refuge of the spoilsman. Allan. 113: 433- 45. Ap. '14. Thud of the spoilsman's ax. Cur. ..."

4. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"But what are you, spoilsman? You may be whatever else, but as a Democrat you are ... The very democracy of civil service reform makes the spoilsman's heart ..."

5. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"But what are you, spoilsman? You may be whatever else, but as a Democrat you are ... The very democracy of civil service reform makes the spoilsman's heart ..."

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