Simple Definition of popular
: liked or enjoyed by many people
: accepted, followed, used, or done by many people
: of, relating to, or coming from most of the people in a country, society, or group
Full Definition of popular
1 : of or relating to the general public
2 : suitable to the majority: as a : adapted to or indicative of the understanding and taste of the majority <a popular history of the war> b : suited to the means of the majority : inexpensive <sold at popular prices>
3 : frequently encountered or widely accepted <a popular theory>
4 : commonly liked or approved <a very popular girl>
Examples of popular
They have names that were popular a century ago.
He is a popular guy in school.
Spicy foods have become increasingly popular.
That is a very popular misconception.
The word “groovy” was popular in the 1960s but it's outdated now.
Her theories are popular among social scientists.
a popular history of physics
Origin of popular
Latin popularis, from populus the people, a people
First Known Use: 1548
Synonym Discussion of popular
POPULAR Defined for Kids
Definition of popular
1 : of or relating to most of the people in a country or area <the popular vote> <popular culture>
2 : enjoyed or approved by many people <a popular game>
3 : frequently encountered or widely accepted <popular opinion>
Word Root of popular
The Latin word populus, meaning “people,” gives us the root popul. Words from the Latin populus have something to do with people. A population is the group of people living in a particular place. Anything popular is common among or enjoyed by many people. A place that is populous has many people living in it.
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