MEANING: verb intr.: To engage in (usually partisan) political activity.

ETYMOLOGY: Back-formation from politicking (engaging in partisan political activity), from politic (pragmatic, shrewd), from Old French politique (political), from Latin politicus (political), from Greek politikos (political), from polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1892.

POLITRICK - a magic show performed in a Beacon Hill salon

POLISICK - my parrot has psittacosis

POLITECK - an engineering school which disdains any knowledge of the humanities