In a 2006 weekly television address, Chávez called Bush a “donkey” after the White House called Chávez a “demagogue.”
Ryan accused Obama of trying to “dodge and demagogue” the debt problem he created.
Thaksin is widely seen by the Bangkok middle classes as a demagogue who showered benefits on the poor to gain their allegiance.
Especially if, like the New York Post or a borough president, they can score demagogue points by doing so.
But as a demagogue for whom total power meant all, he realized that to capture Italy he needed the church.
The man appealed and explained; but he was disliked as a demagogue, as well as a photographer.
The constituency of the grog seller is the ready made tool of the demagogue.
While some deputies eulogized him as a champion of truth, others denounced him as a demagogue and a menace to the public welfare.
No one would have the United States play the role of a bully, or enact the demagogue.
There is no rope for the hanging of a demagogue like free speech; no such disastrous gift for the socialist as freedom of action.
1640s, from Greek demagogos "popular leader," also "leader of the mob," from demos "people" (see demotic) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Often a term of disparagement since the time of its first use, in Athens, 5c. B.C.E. Form perhaps influenced by French demagogue (mid-14c.).
by 1964, American English, from demagogue (n.). Related: Demagogued; demagoguing.