populist

[ pop-yuh-list ]
/ ˈpɒp yə lɪst /

noun

a supporter or adherent of populism.
(initial capital letter) a member of the People's party.

adjective

Also pop·u·lis·tic. of, relating to, or characteristic of populism or its adherents.
(initial capital letter)Also Pop·u·lis·tic. of or relating to the People's party.

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Origin of populist

1890–95, Americanism;<Latin popul(us) people + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM populist

an·ti-pop·u·list, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for populist (1 of 2)

populist
/ (ˈpɒpjʊlɪst) /

adjective

appealing to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people

noun

a person, esp a politician, who appeals to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people

British Dictionary definitions for populist (2 of 2)

Populist
/ (ˈpɒpjʊlɪst) /

noun

US history a member of the People's Party, formed largely by agrarian interests to contest the 1892 presidential election. The movement gradually dissolved after the 1904 election

adjective Also: Populistic

of, characteristic of, or relating to the People's Party, the Populists, or any individual or movement with similar aims

Derived forms of Populist

Populism, noun
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