What does the word demagogue mean?

Usage examples for demagogue

  1. Many a demagogue has failed of election because we vote in November and not in dog- days." – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  2. This is the one; the principle of the absolutist, in a spiritual or worldly mantle; and the other, the principle of the demagogue in the Jacobin's cap, as well as in the Jesuit's garb, forms the counter- part: 'Tis foolish to wait for improvement in fools; Ye children of prudence, make them your tools. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  3. This demagogue Scarborough has set the people crazy. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
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