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populist

pop·u·list

populist

 
 
pronunciation:
pap y lihst
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (cap.) a member or supporter of the U.S. Populist party in the late nineteenth century.
definition 2: a person, esp. a political leader, who represents the interests and concerns of the common people rather than the rich, the politically powerful, or the intelligentsia.
The populist candidate appeals to voters with his folksy manner and anti-establishment rhetoric.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (cap.) of or pertaining to the U.S. Populist party of the late nineteenth century.
definition 2: of or pertaining to a populist.
definition 3: of or pertaining to the common people.
derivations: populistic (adj.), populism (n.)
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The word populist contains the following part:
popul Latin root that means the people