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Meaning of “populist” in the English Dictionary

"populist" in British English

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uk   /ˈpɒp.jʊ.lɪst/  us   /ˈpɑː.pjə-/
representing or ​relating to the ​ideas and ​opinions of ​ordinarypeople: a populist ​manifesto a populist ​leader
noun [C] uk   us  
a ​politicalpartydominated by populists
(Definition of populist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"populist" in American English

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populistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑp·jə·lɪst/
social studies a ​person or a ​politician who is ​mainlyinterested in the ​problems and ​needs of ​ordinarypeople: His populist ​ideasappeal to both ​poor and ​middleclassworkers.
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)
Translations of “populist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平民主义的, 民粹主义的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平民主義的, 民粹主義的…
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