pop·u·list / ˈpäpyələst/ • n. a member or adherent of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people. ∎ a person who holds, or who is concerned with, the views of ordinary people. ∎ (Populist) a member of the Populist Party, a U.S. political party formed in 1891 that advocated the interests of labor and farmers, free coinage of silver, a graduated income tax, and government control of monopolies. • adj. of or relating to a populist or populists: a populist leader. DERIVATIVES: pop·u·lism / -ˌlizəm/ n. pop·u·lis·tic / ˌpäpyəˈlistik/ adj.
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