Definitions for tammany
Tammany Hall, Tammany Society, Tammany(noun)
a political organization within the Democratic Party in New York City (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism
Tammany Hall, a building near Union Square in New York City, formerly headquarters for the New York County Democratic Party.
The nickname of the New York County Democratic Party, until the success of reform elements in the 1970s.
A style of corrupt democratic politics.
Origin: Tamanend or Tammany was a chief of part of the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley who became a hero to the colonists and gave his name to organizations throughout the American colonies beginning in 1772. One was New York City's Society of St. Tammany, which became the New York County Democratic Party organization.