[dem-uh-goh-jee, -gaw-jee, -goj-ee]


Chiefly British. demagoguery.
the character of a demagogue.
a body of demagogues.

Origin of demagogy

1645–55; < Greek dēmagōgía leadership of the people, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) demagogue + -ia -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for demagogy

Contemporary Examples of demagogy

Historical Examples of demagogy

  • Why should it not take Belgium, and destroy there a nest of demagogy?

    Two Chancellors

    Julian Klaczko

  • That peculiar blend of divine right and demagogy is gone for ever.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • Thanks to him the wave of demagogy halts at the temple door and evil fails to triumph in the District.

    The Torrent

    Vicente Blasco Ibaez

  • My conflict with a moribund group of old adherents of serfdom; their accusation of demagogy.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin

  • Demagogism, Demagoguism (dem′a-gog-ism); Dem′agoguery, Demagogy (-goj′).

British Dictionary definitions for demagogy


noun plural -gogies

rule by a demagogue or by demagogues
a group of demagogues
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