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Noun: populist  pó-pyu-list
  1. An advocate of democratic principles
    - democrat
     
  2. A politician who only advocates policies that are popular
Adjective: populist  pó-pyu-list
  1. (of a policy, etc.) put forward just because it would be popular

Derived forms: populists

Type of: advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

Encyclopedia: Populist