Definitions for lobbyistˈlɒb i ɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lob•by•istˈlɒb i ɪst(n.)
a person who tries to influence legislation or administrative decisions on behalf of a special interest; member of a lobby.
Origin of lobbyist:
someone who is employed to persuade legislators to vote for legislation that favors the lobbyist's employer
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
lobbyist(noun)ˈlɒb i ɪst
sb who tries to persuade politicians to change sth
a lobbyist for the drug industry
A person remunerated to persuade (to lobby) politicians to vote in a certain way or otherwise use their office to effect a desired result.
a member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation