- Present participle of demagogue.
Variant of demagogue
- Obsolete a leader of the common people
- a person who tries to stir up the people by appeals to emotion, prejudice, etc. in order to win them over quickly and so gain power
Origin of demagogue; from Classical Greek dēmagōgos, leader of the people ; from dēmos, the people (see democracy) + agōgos, leader ; from agein, to lead: see act