Meaning of Populism
Pronunciation: (pop'yu-liz"um), [key]
- the political philosophy of the People's party.
- (l.c.) 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.
- (l.c.) grass-roots democracy; working-class activism; egalitarianism.
- (l.c.) representation or extolling of the common person, the working class, the underdog, etc.: populism in the arts.
- populism (Thesaurus)