Definition of Populist

1. Noun. An advocate of democratic principles.

Exact synonyms: Democrat
Generic synonyms: Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent
Derivative terms: Populism

Definition of Populist

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

Definition of Populist

1. Noun. A person who advocates democratic principles ¹

2. Noun. A politician who advocates specific policies just because they are popular ¹

3. Noun. A person who advocates populism ¹

4. Adjective. Democratic ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of a political policy) Put forward just because it would be popular ¹

6. Adjective. Of or pertaining to populism ¹

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Definition of Populist

1. a member of a party which represents the common people [n -S]

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Literary usage of Populist

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1. Report by New Hampshire Bureau of Labor, Montana (1898)
"Wm. Thompson populist and Republican 4854 Thomas F. Courtney Democrat 6115 ... populist and Republican 5123 Frank E. Corbett populist and Republican 5445 ..."

2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"It must be noted that the third party campaign in Cook County — which is mainly Chicago — was a populist movement in name chiefly. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1901)
"... populist-Democrat; Attorney-General, WG Wyly, Republican; Secretary of State, ... populist; Superintendent of Éducation, О. В. Staples, populist. ..."

4. Iowa Journal of History by State Historical Society of Iowa (1921)
"THE ECONOMIC BASIS OF THE populist MOVEMENT IN IOWA The populist movement, ... The economic situation in Iowa during the period of the populist movement ..."

5. A History of Missouri by Eugene Morrow Violette (1918)
"populist it was revived under the form of Populism in 1892. The Movement hard times that overtook the country in the late eighties led to the formation of ..."

6. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1919)
"the Peoples or populist. Made up of the Farmers Alliance, Knights of Labor, and disciples of Bellamy they held on July 2 a convention in Omaha, declared for ..."

7. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"February 14, 1897, at which two state organizations were formed, the regular or fusionist populist organization and the "Middle of the Road" organization. ..."

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