[pop-yuh-list] /ˈpɒp yə lɪst/
a member of the People’s party.
(lowercase) a supporter or adherent of populism.
Also, Populistic. of or relating to the People’s party.
Also, populistic. (lowercase) of, relating to, or characteristic of populism or its adherents.
appealing to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people
a person, esp a politician, who appeals to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people
(US, history) a member of the People’s Party, formed largely by agrarian interests to contest the 1892 presidential election. The movement gradually dissolved after the 1904 election
of, characteristic of, or relating to the People’s Party, the Populists, or any individual or movement with similar aims
1892 (n.) “adherent of populism;” 1893 (adj.), American English, from Latin populus “people” (see people (n.)) + -ist. Originally in reference to the U.S. Populist Party organized February 1892 to promote certain issues important to farmers and workers. The term outlasted the party, and by 1920s came to mean “representing the views of the masses” in a general way.
- Populist party
A third-party movement that sprang up in the 1890s and drew support especially from disgruntled farmers. The Populists were particularly known for advocating the unlimited coinage of silver. The party endorsed William Jennings Bryan, a champion of free silver, in the presidential election of 1896.
- Populist shop steward
noun 1. a shop steward who operates in a delegate role, putting the immediate interests of his members before union principles and policies
[pop-yuh-luh s] /ˈpɒp yə ləs/ adjective 1. full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily . 2. jammed or crowded with people: There’s no more populous place than Times Square on New Year’s Eve. 3. forming or comprising a large number or quantity: Because of epidemics the tribes are not nearly so populous as […]
[reg-naht paw-poo-loo s; English reg-nat pop-yuh-luh s] /ˈrɛg nɑt ˈpɔ pʊˌlʊs; English ˈrɛg næt ˈpɒp yə ləs/ Latin. 1. let the people rule: motto of Arkansas.