Main definitions of popism in English

: popism1popism2

popism1

(also popeism)

noun

derogatory, historical
  • Roman Catholicism; papalism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From pope + -ism.

Pronunciation

popism

/ˈpəʊpɪz(ə)m/

Main definitions of popism in English

: popism1popism2

popism2

(also POPism, Popism)

noun

  • 1Usually with capital initial. = "pop art"; the pop art movement; the attitudes, qualities, impact, etc., associated with pop art.

  • 2The qualities, ideals, etc., of pop music.

Origin

1980s. From pop + ism.

Pronunciation

popism

/ˈpɒpɪz(ə)m/