populist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n populist an advocate of democratic principles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Populist (U. S. Politics) A member of the People's party.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • populist 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 populist A member of the People's party.
    • populist 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 populist A member of the People's Party.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. populus, people + -ist,

Usage

In literature:

Don't blame me for a playful custom, or the action of a populist legislature.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
Tubbles, Thomas H., Populist Party candidate, VI.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Even the tempting bait of a Populist campaign rally moved him not.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Even the former Populists turned from him.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
I don't know whether I'm a Democrat, a Republican or a Populist.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
No demand of the Populists attracted so much attention as this for free silver, but its platform touched reform at every angle.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
A man that's been everything from a Populist to a justice of the peace is likely to be hard to convince.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Then as Sylla yielded to the insistence of the young 'populist' nobleman's many friends, the quick reverse is turned to us.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
He wrote me that he had joined "the Populists," and was one of their County officers.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The Populist national platform adopted at Sioux City did not contain even a reference to women or their rights and privileges.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
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In news:

Kansas Democrats are trying to reclaim the state's Populist tradition and attacking conservative Republican tax-cutting policies.
Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season.
Populists have their appeal.
The Friends of the Barnes also think the most populist argument for its relocation — making the world-class collection more accessible to the public — is oversold.
Westen doesn't actually use the word " populist ," perhaps because it rivals "evangelical" for the honor of thorniest term in the language.
There is currently a libertarian party in the US know as the Populists .
Gore is not a populist .
The resulting Tower of Babel has good news and bad news for would-be populists .
Made up largely of farmers, it was called the People's party or the Populists .
Then he tried to discourage the Populists from further battle before they really had begun to fight.
Whatever the causes, the situation turned many Georgians into Populists and made Tom Watson their leader.18.
Huey "Kingfish" Long, the populist Louisiana governor, channeled the rage of the poor into political support, wielded power on their behalf.
The populist Louisiana governor channeled the rage of the poor into political support, wielded power on their behalf.
But Pawlenty also governed as a reformer with populist instincts -- an approach he calls "Sam's Club Republicanism".
Everyone loves a good list—especially pop culture fanatics, and TIME's PopuList app is made for them.
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In science:

For random k-SAT, Achlioptas and Peres confirmed our suspicion (see Section 3.3) that the main source of correlations in random k-SAT is the “populist” tendency of satisfying assignments towards the ma jority vote assignment.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
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