Associations to the word «Populist»

Wiktionary

POPULIST, noun. A person who advocates democratic principles
POPULIST, noun. A politician who advocates specific policies just because they are popular
POPULIST, noun. A person who advocates populism
POPULIST, adjective. Democratic
POPULIST, adjective. (of a political policy) Put forward just because it would be popular
POPULIST, adjective. Of or pertaining to populism

Dictionary definition

POPULIST, noun. An advocate of democratic principles.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats