verb (used with object), dem·a·gogued, dem·a·gogu·ing.
verb (used without object), dem·a·gogued, dem·a·gogu·ing.
Origin of demagogue
Examples from the Web for demagog
Historical Examples of demagog
Moreover, the demagog and the corruptionist often work hand in hand.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt
sometimes US demagog
Word Origin for demagogue
by 1964, American English, from demagogue (n.). Related: Demagogued; demagoguing.
1640s, from Greek demagogos "popular leader," also "leader of the mob," from demos "people" (see demotic) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Often a term of disparagement since the time of its first use, in Athens, 5c. B.C.E. Form perhaps influenced by French demagogue (mid-14c.).