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English definition of “populism”

populism

noun [U]     /ˈpɒp.jʊ.lɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈpɑː.pjə-/ mainly disapproving
political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want : Their ideas are simple populism - tax cuts and higher wages .Politics
(Definition of populism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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