- a coalition, usually temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism, and promoting social reform.
- any similar political coalition formed to achieve short-term goals.
Origin of popular front
1935–40; compare Spanish frente popular, French front populaire
Also called people's front.
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- (often capital) any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism