Meaning of “populist” in the English Dictionary

"populist" in American English

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populistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑp·jə·lɪst/

social studies a person or a politician who is mainly interested in the problems and needs of ordinary people:

His populist ideas appeal to both poor and middle class workers.
noun [ U ] us /ˈpɑp·jəˌlɪz·əm/

social studies

American populism has always had two faces: economic and cultural.

(Definition of “populist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)