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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who advocates democratic principles
  • n. A politician who advocates specific policies just because they are popular
  • n. A person who advocates populism
  • adj. Democratic
  • adj. Put forward just because it would be popular
  • adj. Of or pertaining to populism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of the People's party.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the People's party, a political organization established in the United States in 1892, having for its chief objects expansion of the currency, state control of railways, and the placing of restrictions upon the ownership of land.
  • n. A member of the People's party.
  • Of or pertaining to the People's Party, a political organization established in the United States in 1891, having for its chief objects expansion of the currency, State control of railways, and the placing of restrictions upon the ownership of land.
  • n. A member of the People's Party.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an advocate of democratic principles

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