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ˈkɪŋˌmeɪ kərking·mak·er

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  1. Warwick, Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville, Kingmakernoun

    English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)

  2. kingmakernoun

    an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence

    "the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker"


  1. kingmakernoun

    Someone who helps making a leader a force to reckon with, without having any desire for the position themselves.


  1. Kingmaker

    Kingmaker were a British indie rock group, founded in Kingston upon Hull in 1990. The group was formed during their gap year by school friends Loz Hardy and Myles Howell. They placed an advertisement for a drummer, and recruited John Andrew who was an ex-travelling puppeteer, and considerably older.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kingmaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kingmaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kingmaker in a Sentence

  1. Aamer Ahmed Khan:

    Zardari believes when the time to cobble together a government arrives they will need ... someone like him, and he will become the kingmaker.

  2. Trey Gowdy:

    This isn't about Tim Scott playing kingmaker. If you know him, he is willing to make everyone else the star, kingmaker would be the antithesis of what Tim Scott is. There is not a self-promoting bone in his body.

  3. Jan Dehn:

    Macri will have momentum now and Massa is now the kingmaker, if Sciolo wants his votes he needs to become more moderate.

  4. Keith McCoy:

    I talk to Joe Manchin office every week. Joe Manchin is the kingmaker.

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    • A. dangerous
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