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populist

[ pop-yuh-list ]
/ 藞p蓲p y蓹 l瑟st /
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noun
a supporter or adherent of populism.
(initial capital letter) a member of the People's party.
adjective
Also pop路u路lis路tic. of, relating to, or characteristic of populism or its adherents.
(initial capital letter)Also Pop路u路lis路tic. of or relating to the People's party.
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Origin of populist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM populist

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British Dictionary definitions for populist (1 of 2)

populist
/ (藞p蓲pj蕣l瑟st) /

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
/ (藞p蓲pj蕣l瑟st) /

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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