- demagogue or demagog [dem′ə gäg΄, dem΄əgôg΄]n.[< Gr dēmagōgos, leader of the people < dēmos, the people (see DEMOCRACY) + agōgos, leader < agein, to lead: see ACT1]1. Obs. a leader of the common people2. a person who tries to stir up the people by appeals to emotion, prejudice, etc. in order to win them over quickly and so gain powervi.demagogued or demagoged, demagoguing or demagogingto behave as a demagogue
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.