- political: archaic except in body politic
- having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
- crafty; unscrupulous
- prudently or artfully contrived; expedient, as a plan, action, remark, etc.
ME polytyk < MFr politique < L politicus < Gr politikos, of a citizen < politēs: see police
intransitive verb politicked, politicking
to engage in political campaigning, vote-getting, etc.