pop·u·lar adjective \ˈpä-pyə-lər\
: 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
: of or relating to the general public
: 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>
: frequently encountered or widely accepted <a popular theory>
: commonly liked or approved <a very popular girl>
— pop·u·lar·ly adverb
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- The word “groovy” was popular in the 1960s but it's outdated now.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
the people, a people
First Known Use: 1548
Related to POPULAR
- big, crowd-pleasing, du jour, faddish, faddy, fashionable, favorite, happening, hot, in, large, modish, pop, popularized, red-hot, vogue, voguish
- out, unfashionable, unpopular
See Synonym Discussion at common
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