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Politicians

backbencher

noun

an ordinary member of the British Parliament who does not have a senior position

carpetbagger

noun

someone who gets involved in politics in a place away from where they live, because they think they will be more successful there

congressman

noun

a man who is a member of the US congress, especially the House of Representatives

congressperson

noun

someone who is a member of the US congress, especially the House of Representatives

congresswoman

noun

a woman who is a member of the US congress, especially of the House of Representatives

cross-bencher

noun

a member of the house of lords (=part of the British parliament) who does not belong to any particular political party

dove

noun

a politician who wants to use peaceful methods to solve problems rather than fighting

elder statesman

noun

someone with a lot of experience in politics or government who is given a lot of respect

Eurocrat

noun

a politician or official in the European Union. This word is often used as a criticism to describe officials who have too much influence on the lives and work of people in EU countries.

Eurosceptic

noun

someone, especially a politician, who thinks that their country should not be part of the European Union

free marketeer

noun

someone who supports the idea of a free market, especially a politician

front bench

noun

government ministers or senior opposition politicians

gentleman

noun

used by a member of a law-making institution when speaking or referring to another member

gentlewoman

noun

used by a member of a legislature for referring to a woman member

hack

noun

a junior politician or official who does boring work for a political party and is not respected

hawk

noun

a politician who prefers using military force to more peaceful methods

independent

noun

a politician who does not belong to any political party

lawmaker

noun

a politician whose job is to help to make the laws of a country or state

member

noun

a member of parliament

Member of Parliament

noun

someone who people have elected to represent them in a parliament. Members of Parliament are usually called MPs

MEP

noun

Member of the European Parliament: a politician who represents one of the regions of a country in the European Union

MP

noun

Member of Parliament: someone who has been elected to represent people from a particular district in a parliament

MSP

noun

Member of the Scottish Parliament: someone who has been elected to represent people from a particular district in the Scottish Parliament

oppressor

noun

a powerful leader or government that treats people in an unfair or cruel way

parliamentarian

noun

a member of a parliament

parliamentarian

noun

an experienced politician who is good at using the rules of a parliament

politician

noun

someone who has a job in politics, especially a Member of Parliament

politico

noun

a politician or someone who is active in politics and whose ideas you do not like

public figure

noun

a well-known person, especially a politician

senator

noun

someone who is a member of a senate

Sir Humphrey

noun

a senior civil servant (=government official who is not elected) who influences government decisions by clever indirect methods

sitting member

noun

a member of parliament at the present time

spin doctor

noun

someone whose job is to give journalists information that makes a politician or an organization seem as good as possible

spinmeister

noun

someone who is very good at giving information about a politician or organization in a way that makes them seem as good as possible

statesman

noun

an experienced political leader that many people respect

stateswoman

noun

an experienced female political leader that many people respect

strongman

noun

a political leader who uses force or threats to keep power

warmonger

noun

a politician who tries to start a war

whip

noun

an official in a political party whose job is to make certain that other members go where they are needed and that they vote in the correct way

cross-bench

adjective

statesmanlike

adjective

statesmanship

noun

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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skanky

very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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