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n. Informal
A politician.


abbreviation for
(Military) petroleum, oil, and lubricants



Informal. a politician.
[1940–45, Amer.; by shortening]






1. political.
2. politics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pol - a person active in party politicspol - a person active in party politics  
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
Communist - a member of the communist party
demagog, demagogue, rabble-rouser - a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
Democrat - a member of the Democratic Party
Federalist - a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
Labourite - a member of the British Labour Party
machine politician, political hack, ward-heeler, hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
Mugwump - someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884
noncandidate - someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office
party boss, political boss, boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
party liner, party man - a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line
Republican - a member of the Republican Party
sachem - a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
standard-bearer - an outstanding leader of a political movement
national leader, solon, statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
technocrat - an advocate of technocracy
Whig - a member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin - a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)


n (US inf: = politician) → Politiker(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
I can see the pennons of De Couvette, De Brieux, Saint Pol, and many others who struck in against us for Charles of Blois.
Well, it was Pol Roger, '84, and quite good enough for me; but even so it was not more dry, nor did it sparkle more, than the merry rascal who had dragged me thus far to the devil, but should lead me dancing the rest of the way.
The military said more than 3,000 Khmer Rouge had defected to the government in recent weeks but the exact whereabouts of Pol Pot, who was responsible for the deaths of more than a million Cambodians during his 1975-79 "killing fields" rule, was unknown.
However, there is significant disagreement on what fate should befall Pol Pot's close associates and commanders.
It is all the more fascinating to try to understand why Pol Pot turned out to be the politician he still is today when the following two factors are taken into consideration.
The POL inspection associated with LA is a comprehensive, detailed analysis of lab operations.
CDC recognizes POLs as major laboratories in this country," explained Katherine A.
If tests performed in a POL are limited to a few simple tests that are listed as waived procedures, the laboratory standards of CLIA do not have to be met and the laboratory need only obtain a "Certificate of Waiver" to show that the POL is exempt from CLIA.
Pol Pot is often joined at the head of the class by Son Sen, Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Ta Mok, the very same leaders who presided over the "killing fields" from 1975 to 1978.
He said though oil prices in the international market have gone up, but stressed that the government should reduce high taxes and charges on POL products instead of increasing their prices.