the political philosophy of the People's party.
(lowercase) any of various, often antiestablishment or anti-intellectual political movements or philosophies that offer unorthodox solutions or policies and appeal to the common person rather than according with traditional party or partisan ideologies.
(lowercase) grass-roots democracy; working-class activism; egalitarianism.
(lowercase) representation or extolling of the common person, the working class, the underdog, etc.: populism in the arts.

1890–95, Americanism; < Latin popul(us) people + -ism

anti-Populism, noun
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populism (ˈpɒpjʊˌlɪzəm)
a political strategy based on a calculated appeal to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people

Populist (ˈpɒpjʊlɪst)
1.  (US) history a member of the People's Party, formed largely by agrarian interests to contest the 1892 presidential election. The movement gradually dissolved after the 1904 election
2.  of, characteristic of, or relating to the People's Party, the Populists, or any individual or movement with similar aims

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populism definition

The belief that greater popular participation in government and business is necessary to protect individuals from exploitation by inflexible bureaucracy and financial conglomerates. “Power to the people” is a famous populist slogan.

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Example sentences for populism
Populism is a discourse which supports the people versus the elites.
National socialist populism interacted with and facilitated fascism in interwar germany.
Populism has been a common political phenomenon throughout history.
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