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 demagogue
But as a demagogue for whom total power meant all, he realized that to capture Italy he needed the church.
But any ambiguous result is easy for a demagogue to spin into a great victory.
The voters rehabilitated a politician who has become a clown, an orange pancake-faced caricature of a demagogue.The United States Can’t Insulate Itself From Euro Politics|Robert Shrum|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Especially if, like the New York Post or a borough president, they can score demagogue points by doing so.Stop Moping! The Marathon Is Exactly What New York Needs Right Now|Jay Michaelson|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
More seriously, what a blessing it will be to be rid of this demagogue and clown.
The oldest man living does not remember to have heard any demagogue breathe a wish for separation.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Reorganization gives the demagogue his chance; and often his literary lyddite strikes close.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Here also is a definition which really isn't very bad in its way: Demagogue—a vessel containing beer and other liquids.Mark Twain's Speeches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The arts of the demagogue and the threats of the socialists will no longer be effective with the laboring masses.
Unless he is to some extent a demagogue, he cannot be a poet.Varied Types|G. K. Chesterton
sometimes US demagog
Word Origin for demagogue
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.).
by 1964, American English, from demagogue (n.). Related: Demagogued; demagoguing.