grandstander[ gran-stand, grand- ]SEE DEFINITION OF grandstander
Synonyms for grandstander
- Party member
- member of Congress
- member of parliament
- office seeker
- public servant
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRANDSTANDER
He imagined he heard Brennan saying: "A grandstander, a grandstander to the last."
Understand, when I say he's a grandstander I don't mean that he isn't sincere in his crusade to clean up the city.
He's simply a grandstander in the way he does things and that makes it impossible for him to ever be a truly big man.
A grandstander, a man who plays to the crowd instead of playing the game for what it's worth.
"main seating for spectators at an outdoor event," 1834, from grand (adj.)+ stand. The verb meaning "to show off" is student slang from 1895, from grandstand player, attested in baseball slang from 1888.
Cf. British gallery hit (1882) "showy play by a batsman in cricket, 'intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators'" [OED]. Related: grandstanding.