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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Populist  \Pop"u*list\,  n.  [L.  populus  people  +  -ist.]  (U.  S. 
  A  member  of  the  People's  party.  --  {Pop`u*lis"tic},  a. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  advocate  of  democratic  principles  [syn:  {democrat}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  POPULIST,  n.  A  fossil  patriot  of  the  early  agricultural  period,  found 
  in  the  old  red  soapstone  underlying  Kansas;  characterized  by  an 
  uncommon  spread  of  ear,  which  some  naturalists  contend  gave  him  the 
  power  of  flight,  though  Professors  Morse  and  Whitney,  pursuing 
  independent  lines  of  thought,  have  ingeniously  pointed  out  that  had  he 
  possessed  it  he  would  have  gone  elsewhere.  In  the  picturesque  speech 
  of  his  period,  some  fragments  of  which  have  come  down  to  us  he  was 
  known  as  "The  Matter  with  Kansas." 

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