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Definition of "populist" []

  • A supporter of the rights and power of the people. (noun)
  • A supporter of the Populist Party. (noun)
  • Of or relating to populism or its advocates: a populist aversion to business monopolies. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Populist Party. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "populist" in a sentence
  • "Why the hell do the press and Republicans cringe when they utter the term populist like they have just eaten a rat turd?"
  • "He rejects the term "populist" and says Democrats must be careful not to vilify the rich."
  • "Freshman Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., disclosed yesterday that he's writing what he called a populist's view of the political situation in the United States today."