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populist

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noun pop·u·list \ˈpä-pyə-list\

Definition of populist

  1. 1 :  a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; especially often capitalized :  a member of a United States political party formed in 1891 primarily to represent agrarian interests and to advocate the free coinage of silver and government control of monopolies

  2. 2 :  a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people

populism

play \-ˌli-zəm\ noun

populistic

play \ˌpä-pyə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of populist

Latin populus the people


First Known Use: 1892


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populist

adjective pop·u·list

Simple Definition of populist

  • : of or relating to a political party that claims to represent ordinary people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of populist

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of, relating to, or characterized by populism

  2. 2 a :  popular 1 b :  popular 2

1893

First Known Use of populist

1893


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