It derives from a Latin word that
means "people" and denotes someone who "represents the people"; what word is
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According to the Online Etymological Dictionary: "the word entered
American English at the end of the 19th century and it derives from the Latin
populus "people." ... Originally in reference
to the Populist Party, organized Feb. 1892 to promote certain issues important
to farmers and workers. The term outlasted the party, and by 1920s came to mean
'representing the views of the masses' in a general way."
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