mandarin - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈmændərɪn/
singularmandarin
pluralmandarins
  1. 1
    a senior official in the Civil Service (=government departments). This word often shows that you think officials like these have too much power

    a Foreign Office/Whitehall mandarin

  2. 3
    a mandarin orange
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