demagoguery

[ dem-uh-gog-uh-ree, -gaw-guh- ]
/ ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə- /
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noun

the methods or practices of a demagogue.

Origin of demagoguery

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; demagogue + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for demagoguery

demagoguery

demagoguism (ˈdɛməˌɡɒɡɪzəm)

/ (ˌdɛməˈɡɒɡərɪ) /

noun

the methods, practices, or rhetoric of a demagogue
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Word Origin and History for demagoguery

demagoguery


n.

1855; see demagogue + -ery. Demagogy in the same sense is from 1650s, from Greek demagogia "leadership of the people."

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