Antedating of "Populist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 17 03:11:32 UTC 2012

populist (OED 1891 Dec. as adjective, 1892 as noun)

1891 _Macon Telegraph_ 31 May 4 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Southern Alliancemen now know what is expected of them, and must each determine for himself whether he is a Democrat or a ":Populist" -- the name authoritatively announced as the designation of a member of the new party.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society -

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