Populist [päp′yə list ]
[< L populus, PEOPLE + -IST1]
1. a member of a U.S. political party (Populist party or PEOPLE'S PARTY, 1891-1904) advocating free coinage of gold and silver, public ownership of utilities, an income tax, and support of labor and agriculture
2. [p-] any person, esp. a politician or political leader, who claims to represent the interests, views, or tastes of the common people, particularly as distinct from those of the rich or powerful: often applied to someone with demagogic tendencies
1. of the Populist party
2. [p-]
a) of or characteristic of a populist
b) of or for the common people

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